Republican businessman Matt Doheny, who lost to Rep. Bill Owens (D-N.Y.) by fewer than 2,000 votes in 2010, filed his paperwork Wednesday to launch another bid in the 23rd district.
In an interview, Doheny said the twin challenges that the country faces today are the lack of growth and the nation’s debt. He was bullish on winning this time around given that a third-party candidate running on the Conservative Party line received more than 6 percent of the vote last cycle.
“We like the opportunity set up here, and we’re working to make sure I’m the Republican, Conservative and Independent parties’ nominee for this district,” he said.
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., walks on Broadway after a Future Forum with young entrepreneurs in the Flatiron District of New York City, April 16, 2015. Reps. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., Seth Moulton, D-Mass., and Grace Meng, D-N.Y., also attended.