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Republicans to march alongside Democrat Owens in Sunday parade

2012-08-30T14:54:00Z Republicans to march alongside Democrat Owens in Sunday parade Glens Falls Post-Star
August 30, 2012 2:54 pm

PORT HENRY -- U.S. Rep. Bill Owens, D-Plattsburgh, will march with two well-known area Republicans in the Port Henry Labor Day Parade on Sunday, his campaign announced.

State Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward, R-Willsboro, and Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava, a Republican, will march with Owens in the parade that begins at 1 p.m. Sunday at Broad Street.

“Bill is devoted to the North County. ... I think he’s done a really terrific job in Washington,” Sayward said. “And the thing that has impressed me the most is the way that he and Congressman Gibson have worked together in a nonpartisan way.”

Owens is running for re-election against Republican Matt Doheny and Green Party candidate Donald Hassig in the new 21st Congressional District, which includes Warren, Washington and northern Saratoga counties.

Doheny also plans to march in the parade on Sunday, said Jude Seymour, the candidate’s spokesman.

Sayward, who is retiring at the end of the year and is not seeking re-election, has endorsed Republican Dan Stec in the race for the seat that will be open in the new 114th Assembly District.

Stec, the Queensbury supervisor, is running against Democrat Dennis Tarantino, a lawyer from Queensbury.

Scozzafava also has endorsed Stec.

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    Junkers - August 30, 2012 5:40 pm
    Why on earth does the Doheny campaign continue to break up the Doheny newlyweds and send them to different campaign events? The Watertown Daily Times reports that Mrs Doheny will be marching in the Heuvelton Labor Day Parade on Sunday. They seem to be deliberately fueling the rumblings that the marriage was entirely for political reasons. Many people already think Doheny had his quickie marriage just to be able to pitch himself as a "family man". Now it looks like the Doheny campaign is sending his wife off by herself to what I can only assume they deem to be the second tier events, essentially hoping that Doheny can appear to be in two places at once. Aside from the fact that it looks awful (they even campaigned apart over July 4th instead of going on a honeymoon..what romance), I think few would argue that at the end of the day, people want to speak with the candidate, not his wife, who thus far doesn't seem to have garnered much popular appeal.I don't understand this strategy at all


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