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Hassig endorses Owens

2012-11-03T17:13:00Z 2012-11-03T18:24:55Z Hassig endorses Owens Glens Falls Post-Star
November 03, 2012 5:13 pm

U.S. Rep. Bill Owens, D-Plattsburgh, picked up an endorsement on Saturday from his Green Party opponent.

“You never know when it’s going to get more interesting," Donald Hassig, the Green Party candidate, said in a telelphone interview, after he issued a press release endorsing Owens.

“I will vote for Congressman Owens. I am asking my supporters to vote for Congressman Owens,” Hassig said in the press release.

Hassig said in the telephone interview he made the decision to back Owens after Siena Research Institute released a poll showing Doheny trailing Owens by just one percentage point.

Owens had 44 percent, Doheny 43 percent and Hassig 4 percent, with 9 percent undecided, with a +/- 3.9-percentage-point margin of error.

“When that poll came out saying that it was neck-and-neck, I said I don’t want to risk that,” he said.

Hassig said Owens has been willing to listen to his concerns about environmental pollutants.

“I was really looking forward to getting the vote on that (Green Party ballot) line for me, but that’s not the point. The point is just having the best person in there.”

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  1. Reformed_2
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    Reformed_2 - November 05, 2012 8:46 am
    “I will vote for Congressman Owens. I am asking my supporters to vote for Congressman Owens,” Hassig said in the press release.

    BOTH OF YOUR SUPPORTERS?
  2. rowc
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    rowc - November 04, 2012 3:47 pm
    Ownes- now endorsed by crazy people......enjoy your not hard earned Congressional retirement.
  3. nelsonh
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    nelsonh - November 04, 2012 6:56 am
    Don did right, Owens will support a a clean environment. Don is a player in power politics and his endorsement represents a significant numbe.

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