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

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.

The two Republicans running in New York’s 21st district Congressional race to replace retiring Democrat Bill Owens participated in their first primary debate Tuesday evening.

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.

The race for New York’s 21st Congressional district is far from settled, despite the fact that both parties have already endorsed candidates. Former two-time candidate Matt Doheny announced his bid this morning, the third Republican in the primary.

The Republican and Democrat running in New York’s new 21st Congressional District race met in a contentious televised debate this week.

Earlier this week the candidates in the new 21st Congressional district debated in Queensbury.