21st Congressional District

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Third-party candidates often look to young voters to boost their campaigns.  The Green Party candidate seeking New York’s 21st district U.S. House seat held by retiring Democrat Bill Owens was on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus Wednesday evening.

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A new WWNY-7 News/Siena College poll released Monday night shows Republican Elise Stefanik leading her challengers in New York’s 21st district congressional race by 18 points. With less than a week left before voting begins, Democrat Aaron Woolf spent part of Tuesday rallying his supporters in Plattsburgh, with help from retiring Congressman Bill Owens.

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Hours after the release of a new poll that shows him scuffling, the Democrat running to replace retiring incumbent Democrat Bill Owens in the 21st Congressional District spoke before a roomful of business and community leaders in Plattsburgh this morning.

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Business and community leaders from across the North Country gathered at the Holiday Inn in Plattsburgh Thursday morning to hear from one of the candidates running for the district’s congressional seat.

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The three candidates vying for New York’s 21st congressional district seat — a race getting national attention — met in a televised debate in Plattsburgh Wednesday evening. And the enmity between the Republican and Democratic candidates was obvious.

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On Monday two of the three candidates running for New York’s 21st Congressional district seat held separate events in Plattsburgh. As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, the hopefuls are sharpening their rhetoric with Election Day three weeks away.

On Tuesday afternoon Democrat Aaron Woolf was joined by New York 20th district Democratic Representative Paul Tonko on a conference call to discuss the race for the 21st Congressional district.

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An ad running in the northern New York Congressional race has caught the attention of a national advocacy group. And they’re not happy with what it says about Social Security.

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In January, Congressman Bill Owens of New York’s 21st district announced he would retire. That set off a scramble to find a Democratic candidate. District chairs eventually chose filmmaker Aaron Woolf to run against Republican Elise Stefanik.  But the Democratic campaign has been bumpy with polls showing Woolf 10 points behind and the House Majority Political Action Committee pulling nearly $300,000 in ads. Bill Owens has supported Woolf’s campaign, making joint appearances and calls to gain support.  Owens, the first Democrat to represent the district since Reconstruction, tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley that he’s not concerned about the challenges facing the Democratic candidate.

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New York’s 21st Congressional district includes the Fort Drum military installation, and because there once was a large air force facility in Plattsburgh, many veterans live across the region. So any military moves made by the federal government — such as the current bombing in Syria and Iraq —pique the interest of constituents. Democratic Representative Bill Owens voted in favor of the resolution that authorized the training of the Syrian opposition. He says representatives recognized that in voting in favor of that, they were actually authorizing the air strikes in Syria and Iraq.

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New York Congressman Bill Owens held a conference call this morning with fellow Democrat Aaron Woolf, who is seeking to replace the retiring Owens. The two criticized the Republican challenger in the 21st Congressional District race and called on her to support bills to enhance economic opportunity.

A new WWNY-7 News/Siena College poll assessing the race for New York’s 21st Congressional District shows Republican Elise Stefanik with a 13-point lead over her two challengers.

    There’s a three-way race in the North Country to replace retiring Congressman Bill Owens.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Green Party candidate Matt Funiciello tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Democrat Aaron Woolf is a flawed candidate.

Aaron Woolf

The Democratic candidate in New York’s 21st congressional district race was in Plattsburgh Friday to unveil his legislative women’s agenda.

    The North Country is choosing a new Congressional representative now that Bill Owens is retiring.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Green Party candidate Matt Funiciello tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he is not for sale.

    The race for the 21st Congressional district of New York is considered a tossup.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Aaron Woolf tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he has stark differences with his opponents.

    The North Country is choosing a new Congressional representative now that Bill Owens is retiring.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Aaron Woolf tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he is confident he will win.

U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik
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  New York’s border with Canada is a major issue for the 21st Congressional district.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican candidate Elise Stefanik tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock retiring Congressman Bill Owens deserves credit for his attention to border issues.

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Elise Stefanik, the Republican candidate for Congress in New York’s 21st district, attended the monthly meeting of the Adirondack Park Local Government Review Board on Wednesday to discuss regional issues.

Businessman Matthew Doheny will not pursue a northern New York congressional seat on a third-party line and is endorsing Republican candidate Elise Stefanik.

New York Congressman Bill Owens represents New York’s 21st Congressional District, which stretches from the St. Lawrence River to Lake Champlain and Syracuse to the Canadian border. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with the retiring Democrat this morning on several national and international issues.

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Political newcomer Elise Stefanik has won the battle for the Republican Party's slot on the November ballot in New York's 21st Congressional district, a key step in the race to replace retiring Democrat Bill Owens in the massive district.

The Republican primary for a northern New York congressional seat features a self-funded businessman digging deeper into his personal fortune and a former Washington political staffer getting financial help from major conservative backers.

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Elise Stefanik and Matt Doheny held their second debate last night. They are running in the Republican primary for the 21st Congressional district seat, which encompasses all of northern New York.

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In early February, 11 of the 12 Republican county chairs in New York’s 21st House district announced their endorsement of Elise Stefanik in the race to replace the retiring Bill Owens. Stefanik was the first candidate to announce her intent to challenge the incumbent Democrat, joining the race in August before he announced his retirement. Now, Stefanik faces a Republican primary challenge from Matt Doheny, who lost two close elections to Owens.   Today, in our continuing series looking at the candidates for the sprawling district seat, WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley talks with Elise Stefanik.

The New York State Board of Elections has finalized its review of candidate petitions for the June federal primary ballot.

The leading Republican candidates running in New York’s 21st Congressional district race are sparring over the validity of petitions one campaign has filed for the Conservative and Independence Party primaries.

A Republican candidate in New York’s 21st Congressional district race may file suit against petitions filed by another Republican.

Green Party of the U.S.

As the primary nears in New York’s 21st Congressional district race, the number of candidates is tightening. Two Republicans have dropped out, leaving two-time candidate Matt Doheny challenging former White House aide Elise Stefanik, who has party backing.
In the Democratic race, Stephen Burke is challenging endorsed candidate Aaron Woolf. And there may be a primary among the Green Party candidates. Matt Funicello is facing off against St. Lawrence County farmer and environmental advocate Donald Hassig.  In our continuing series, WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley talks with Hassig about his campaign.

Matt Funicello for Congress

The decision of New York Democratic Congressman Bill Owens to retire from his 21st district seat has piqued interest from a number of candidates. There are primary races in the Republican, Democratic and the Green parties. In our continuing series meeting the candidates, WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley talks with Green Party candidate Matt Funicello.

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