LAKE PLACID - Former Republican Gov. George Pataki was expected to campaign with Watertown businessman Matt Doheny here today.
Doheny will be on the Republican, Conservative and Independence party lines in Tuesday's election for New York's 21st Congressional District. He faces Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Bill Owens of Plattsburgh and Don Hassig of Colton, who will be on the Green Party line but endorsed Owens over the weekend.
Doheny today continues his "Ready to Roll" tour, a final push across the district to win over undecided voters and get out the vote. He is expected to be joined today by Pataki, Plattsburgh Mayor Don Kasprzak (who endorsed Doheny on Friday), and state Assemblywoman Janet Duprey, who is fighting for re-election in New York's new 115th Assembly District.
The first stop today was scheduled to take place at the Homestead Diner in Plattsburgh. Then the trio planned to visit the Hungry Bear Restaurant in Plattsburgh before traveling to Lake Placid for a downtown walking tour of Main Street. The tour was scheduled to start at 11:15 a.m. at the North Elba Town Hall.
The rest of the day included planned trips to Glens Falls where Doheny expected to meet up with state Sen. Betty Little and Republican Assembly candidate Dan Stec, as well as stops in Saratoga Springs, Rodman, Lorraine, Adams and Watertown, among others.
Owens also planned to keep a busy schedule today, beginning with a swing through Saratoga County. He expected to meet with supporters and volunteers in Saratoga Springs this morning before heading to a press conference with Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward at Peter's Diner in Glens Falls at 11:30 a.m. Sayward, a Republican, has been a strong supporter of Owens throughout the campaign.
Owens also planned to tour a farm in Greenwich before holding an election-eve rally at his Plattsburgh office.