Owens

North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Democratic Congressional Candidate Rallies Supporters In Plattsburgh

Congressman Bill Owens (left) with Democratic candidate Aaron Woolf (far right)
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

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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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
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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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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)
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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.

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New York News
2:00 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

NY Congressman Bill Owens Discusses Current Issues

Congressman Bill Owens

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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New York News
12:50 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

21st District Congressman Discusses Issues

Congressman Bill Owens
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As he prepared to return to Washington following the Memorial Day recess, Congressman Bill Owens, a Democrat from the 21st district, spoke to WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley about issues facing returning representatives.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Owens Holds District-Wide Town Hall

Congressman Bill Owens
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New York Congressman Bill Owens held one of his periodic telephone town halls with constituents Wednesday evening.

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New York News
12:45 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Third Republican Announces Run For 21st Congressional Seat

Matt Doheny

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.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Democrats Endorse 21st District Congressional Candidate

Aaron Woolf
Credit Aaron Woolf

Democratic chairs in the 12-county 21st Congressional district have announced their endorsement of a candidate to run for the seat being vacated by retiring New York Congressman Bill Owens. They’ve selected an individual with no political background.

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

Democrat Endorsed In 21st Congressional Race

Aaron Woolf
Credit Aaron Woolf

The Democratic chairs from the 12 counties of the 21st Congressional District have endorsed a candidate to run for the seat being vacated by retiring Congressman Bill Owens.

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