On Tuesday, Republicans in the 21st District have an important choice. I encourage everyone to get to the polls and vote for a candidate with honesty and integrity; to vote for Elise Stefanik.
Elise is a Ronald Reagan conservative Republican with the energy to work hard to represent us. She has courage - choosing to challenge U.S. Rep. Bill Owens when others wouldn't. She's well-educated, speaks clearly and effectively and knows the issues important to us.
Elise can unite Republicans and Conservatives - she has received overwhelming endorsements by both the Republican County Committees and the Conservative Party of New York State.
Stefanik has run a clean campaign based on the issues and her abilities. You will not see negative ads from her. You may have seen negative ads run by other political organizations against Matt Doheny; however, she has no control over these ads. Federal Election Commission laws prohibit candidates from talking to these independent groups and Matt Doheny knows this.
Be wary of negative ads from Matt's campaign - he ran negative campaigns in 2010, 2012 and is doing it again this year. I know all too well because I ran against Matt before. In the final weeks before the primary, Doheny mailed postcards with false accusations and untruths against me. I lost the primary by only 600 votes.
Now, Matt has sent out mailers containing false accusations and misstatements about Elise's experience and record. This time, Doheny has been called out by both the Watertown Daily Times and the Adirondack Daily Enterprise - they questioned the truthfulness of Doheny's ads. Decide for yourself if this is the kind of honorable congressman you want representing the 21st District.
On Tuesday, vote for honesty and integrity. If you are a registered Republican, vote for Elise Stefanik.