Two members of the state legislature from Northern New York have endorsed Matthew A. Doheny in the Republican race for the 21st Congressional District nomination.
Assemblyman Kenneth D. Blankenbush, R-Black River, and Assemblywoman Janet L. Duprey, R-Peru, both endorsed the Watertown businessman who is making his third run for the congressional post.
“Matt is from here and understands the issues that we face in the North Country. He knows how important Ft. Drum is to our community and will be a vocal advocate for it’s future,” Mr. Blankenbush is quoted as saying in a Doheny news release. “Matt’s experience in saving jobs and companies is what we need fighting for us in DC. I’m proud to support him for Congress.”
In the release, Mrs. Duprey cites Doheny attributes that brought her to endorse him.
“After watching both debates, following news reports and campaign statements and having several personal discussions, I am confident Matt Doheny has the right demeanor, knowledge and successful business experience to go to Congress fully prepared to represent the North Country well,” Mrs. Duprey said.
“I’m proud to have the support of great local leaders like Ken Blankenbush and Janet Duprey who understand the needs of our community and in Congress I will partner with them to ensure that the federal government is responsive to our needs,” said Doheny.
With the primary only six days away, both Mr. Doheny and his opponent, Elise M. Stefanik, Willsboro, are stumping for votes and high-profile endorsement.
“We are headed toward the finish line and our grassroots, door to door, person to person campaign is gaining momentum,” Mr. Doheny is quoted in the release. “Today’s endorsements will help us as we surge to Election Day.”