100 Day Sprint: NY21 Cantor to campaign for Doheny

The Doheny campaign has announced that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) will campaign in the North Country in early October, another strong sign from national Republicans that they think this contest remains winnable.  The only public, independent poll so far — from Siena – showed Doheny down 13% behind Democrat Bill Owens.  The Doheny campaign has argued that the race is much closer.  The Cantor event will occur in Watertown October 8th.  Here’s the announcement.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will visit Watertown Oct. 8 to campaign alongside Matt Doheny, the Republican, Conservative and Independence parties’ candidate for the 21st district.

“Matt Doheny is a great example of how hard work can lead to great success,” said Cantor, who represents Virginia’s 7th district in Congress. “His business experience and commitment to pro-growth ideas and job creation is exactly what we need in Congress. I’m proud to campaign for one of our one strongest prospects.”

Cantor previously chaired the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare and the Republic Economic Solutions Group, in addition to his role as minority whip. He is also co-author of the New York Times best-seller, “Young Guns: A New Generation of Conservative Leaders.” That book was the foundation of the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Young Guns program, which inducted Doheny as one of first its 12 members this year.

“Eric Cantor is a true leader. He’s worked hard to build consensus around solutions that will get Americans back to work and grow our economy,” said Doheny. “I’m excited that he’s taken an interest in my race and our district and I look forward to showing him some of the great things the north country has to offer.”

Details of Cantor’s visit have not been finalized, but the trip is expected to include a business tour and a fundraising event.

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17 Comments on “100 Day Sprint: NY21 Cantor to campaign for Doheny”

  1. tootightmike says:

    The party for the Party’s sake!! We’re not Obama, and though we have nothing to say and nothing to suggest, we think you should vote for Do-hicky ’cause he’s not Obama…
    How frickin’ lame…

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  2. tootightmike says:

    Look at the photo.
    Look at the false ” I love you all” smile.
    What does this man have to offer???

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  3. tootightmike says:

    I love that the Republicans Mighty Machine have deemed THIS race so important that they sent their most cherished go-boy to help settle the score. Doheny has nothing to offer, and nothing in common with the district he plans to govern except the accident of birth.
    My dog was born here…

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  4. newt says:

    Darn! I loved to go to the fundraiser and meet these two great Americans, but have an unbreakable engagement with my fingernail clippers that day.

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  5. PNElba says:

    Does supposedly moderate Republican Doheny really want this guy campaigning for him? Stupid move.

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  6. marcusaurelius says:

    Does anyone remember when DIck Armey came north to help Doug Hoffman? How did that work out?

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  7. Peter Hahn says:

    Cantor wants to be speaker some day. This is a cheap, risk-free way to get a potential vote. If Doheny loses, it only cost Cantor a days speaking work, and he might get some of that back just by being the guy who supports candidates.

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  8. newt says:

    I’m amazed Cantor could find time to break away from his demanding schedule of blocking important legislation.

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  9. Pete Klein says:

    I always like Eddie Cantor. This Cantor is no Eddie Cantor.

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  10. Gary says:

    I just love the tolerance expressed by the left!

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  11. Gary says:

    NOT!

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  12. knuckleheadedliberal says:

    Hey, I see what you did there, Gary. Good one!

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  13. mervel says:

    I think it is exciting. I doubt it will really help Doheney but at least it shows some interest in the race. Like Peter says what is the downside for Doheney or Cantor?

    Republicans should run as Republicans and not be ashamed of their party, that is the point; you are a Republican because you believe in what the party stands for not as some sort of concession, thus having someone with Cantor’s stature come up here is a good thing for him.

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  14. PNElba says:

    Gary -

    I’ve re-read all the comments. Where exactly is the intolerance?

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  15. If Clapton is God, Warren Haynes is Jesus says:

    I thinks it’s only proper that the district should see one of the chief obstructionists of the current Republican leadership in Washington and exactly who will be beholden to such a man should he get elected in November. And if the shoe were on the other foot, or more accurately, if it were the other party doing this, I would feel the same way. It’s never a bad thing to observe who exactly a local politician is aligned with.

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  16. Mervel says:

    I agree. These are the people you have aligned yourself with for better or for worse. Many feel that the most important thing Republicans have done and accomplishment over the past 3 years is obstructing ill-conceived policies.

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  17. RD says:

    Anyone in the center just decided to vote for Bill Owens. Cantor is so far to the right he doesnt have a left hand.

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