21st Congressional District

New York News
1:30 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

21st Congressional District Candidates Meet In Rancorous Debate

Green Matt Funiciello (left), Republican Elise Stefanik (center) and Democrat Aaron Woolf (right) at WPTZ debate October 15, 2014
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

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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New York News
5:30 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Republican And Democrat Congressional Candidates Trade Barbs During Plattsburgh Stops

Left: Elise Stefanik with Bob Rulf in Peru, NY/Right: Aaron Woolf with Cynthya Spencer in Morrisonville, NY
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

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.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Aaron Woolf and Congressman Tonko Slam Stefanik During Conference Call

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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North Country News
12:59 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Local Campaign Ad Raising Ire Of National Group

Credit GOP-Democratic logos: DonkeyHotey/Flickr, 21st District Map: U.S. House

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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North Country News
12:59 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

Congressman Owens Discusses Congress And The Race For His Seat In The House

Congressman Bill Owens
Credit photo provided

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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North Country News
12:59 pm
Sat September 27, 2014

Owens Discusses U.S. Bombing Raids in Syria and Iraq and Attorney General Eric Holder’s Resignation

Congressman Bill Owens
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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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North Country News
7:15 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Congressman Bill Owens Joins Democrat Aaron Woolf To Discuss Congressional Campaign

Bill Owens (left)/Aaron Woolf (right)
Credit Photos provided

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.

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New York News
2:05 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Poll Shows Republican Leading In 21st Congressional District Race

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.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Congressional Corner With Matt Funiciello

    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.

North Country News
9:00 am
Sun September 7, 2014

Candidate Reveals Women’s Platform

Aaron Woolf
Credit Aaron Woolf

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

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