Republican Launches Third House Bid in New York

Doheny is a Republican from New York. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Investment banker Matt Doheny announced Wednesday that he will make a third run at New York's 21st District.  

Doheny, a Republican, narrowly lost to Rep. Bill Owens, D-N.Y., by 2 points last cycle. But Republicans are newly optimistic they could pick up this seat in 2014 since Owens announced his retirement last month.  

“I was honored that more than 120,000 voters chose me to represent them during the last election,” Doheny said in a news release.  

“Many told me they appreciated my real-world experience in tackling tough problems and working together with competing interests to find common ground," he added. "That approach and real-world experience is sorely needed in a Congress too full of career insiders.”  

Doheny joins former Bush White House aide Elise Stefanik in the hunt for the Republican nomination. The primary is June 24.  

One week ago, local Democratic officials endorsed documentary filmmaker Aaron Woolf to be their nominee.  

New York’s 21st District is rated a Tossup  by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.