On Election Day, I am supporting the congressional candiate who will best represent the interests of our country and the North Country - that is Matt Doheny.
Matt is a North Country native who lost his father at an early age, overcame adversity, attended college on scholarships and became a hard-working and successful businessman. For Owens to criticize Matt's success in achieving the American dream is, frankly, unAmerican.
Some reasons I cannot support Bill Owens are:
Owens voted for Obamacare, a government takeover of health insurance. Nancy Pelosi, principal benefactor of Owens, got politicians like Owens to vote for Obamacare and arrogantly said we have "to pass the bill so you can find out what's in it."
Owens supports Nancy Pelosi, and together they have created eye-popping deficits.
Owens opposes a balanced-budget amendment.
Owens has attempted to take credit for creating thousands of jobs in the North Country that were created by others.
Owens supports "card check," a law that eliminates confidential voting, one of the very pillars upon which our country was founded.
Owens spent most of his career advocating against unions, but suddenly supports unions, which - no big supprise - are now his biggest contributors.
Owens and his wife spent more than $22,000 on a four-day, all-expense-paid junket to Taiwan that was organized by foreign lobbyists. Does this pass anyone's smell test?
Owens is one of a handful of congressmen who the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has targeted to defeat.
We need a congressman who will stay true to his values, character and integrity. That's Matt Doheny.
Whitehall, Washington County