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Greene, Doheny debate may not happen

June 16, 2012
By CHRIS MORRIS - Staff Writer ( , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

It appears that a debate between the two Republican candidates in the race for New York's new 21st Congressional District may not take place.

Kellie Greene of Sackets Harbor said in a press release issued Thursday night that her campaign team still hasn't received details about a debate scheduled for Tuesday night at the SUNY ESF Ranger School in Wanakena, in the town of Fine.

Watertown businessman Matt Doheny agreed to the debate, which is supposed to be hosted by the Clifton-Fine Economic Development Corporation, earlier this week.

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"It has now been 10 days since I issued my challenge to Mr. Doheny and this latest rumor smacks of another political ploy to dodge, delay and deny the voters any opportunity to observe, compare and evaluate the candidates' performances in a debate on the issues," Greene said.

"Frankly, it's unbecoming of a candidate who seeks our party nomination," she added.

Greene told the Enterprise she received a voicemail from someone who sad they were organizing the debate last week. Subsequent attempts to reach out to organizers have been unsuccessful, Greene said.

Walter Todd, who has moderated debates and "meet the candidates" events for CFEDC in the past, said as far as he knows, the debate isn't going to take place.



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