Fresh off his primary win earlier this week, Northern New York Congressional candidate Matt Doheny picked up a key endorsement.
Doug Hoffman, a Tea Party favorite, who ran as a Conservative in a 3-way race for the seat in 2010 threw his support behind Doheny. The two made several campaign appearances together. The win on primary night gives Doheny the Republican, Conservative and Independent party nominations, and clears the way for a one-one-one rematch with Democratic Congressman Bill Owens in New York's new 21st District.
"We won by over 40 points but that wasn't the real story. The real story is that now there will be a clear choice in November-- one person on the Republican, Conservative, Independent alliance against Bill Owens," said Matt Dohney, Republican for N.Y. Congress.
"We need to get Bill Owens out of there this year and return the seat to Republican hands. That's why I'm going to do all I can for Matt Doheny and telling all the people that supported me in the past to do the same to get him into Congress," said Doug Hoffman.
Hoffman, who dropped out of the 2010 race in the final days, drew away thousands of votes from Doheny, who ended up losing that race by less than 2,000 votes.
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