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Woolf raising money on threat of Rove super PAC’s involvement in general election

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Democratic Congressional candidate Aaron G. Woolf is looking ahead and he sees the sights of American Crossroads trained on him.

The super PAC is focused on opposing Matthew A. Doheny’s bid for the 21st Congressional District right now but it’s only a matter of time before it turns its considerable resources against Mr. Woolf, according to an email to supporters.

“With only four days until the primary, Karl Rove’s SuperPAC American Crossroads has already spent over $760,000 in the North Country in attack ads to influence the result of the Republican primary,” Mr. Woolf wrote. “Karl Rove believes that the New York 21st district is his to win, and we know where his dirty ads are directed right after the June 24th primary — they’re being directed right at us.”

Mr. Woolf is asking for donations to help him fend off the attacks, which he says run counter to the “independent and common sense spirit that our part of the country embodies.”

“We don’t need another cookie cutter candidate supported by Karl Rove’s super PAC ads. With your support, we’ll be ready to defend our campaign against these soon-to-be senseless attacks,” Mr. Woolf wrote.

Mr. Doheny is running against fellow Republican Elise M. Stefanik in a primary election Tuesday. Mr. Doheny has been endorsed by the New York state Independence Party and Ms. Stefanik has been endorsed by the state Conservative Party.

Green Party candidate Matthew J. Funiciello is also in the race.

— DPF

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