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Boehner raises funds for Doheny
August 6, 2012 - Chris Morris
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, was in the Adirondacks over the weekend to raise funds for Republican congressional candidate Matt Doheny.
Doheny, a Watertown businessman, hopes to unseat U.S. Rep. Bill Owens, D-Plattsburgh, in New York's new 21st Congressional District.
The fundraiser was held in Lake George on Friday night. Doheny's spokesman, Jude Seymour, sent excerpts from Boehner's speech, and I've posted them below.
On visiting the Adirondacks:
"It's wonderful to be back in Lake George. You probably think, 'Well, what's he talking about?' The National Republican Congressional Committee was chaired by Bill Paxon starting in 1993 and we would come up here to the Sagamore to have our summer retreat. I think we were at the Sagamore for about five years in a row. When you leave in late July out of hot, steamy Washington and you come up to Lake George, let me tell you what: What a nice respite."
On Doheny's 2010 loss:
"Matt should have won in 2010. There are about 10 races we should have won in 2010, but we didn't. … And Matt was one of them. That's why I'm here today. Because Matt worked hard in 2010. And he hasn't stopped working. He's going to win this race. He's going to be the next congressman from this district."
On Doheny the would-be congressman:
"Matt Doheny is somebody I'm anxious to get to Washington because I think he can really add value to our Republican majority."
On Boehner's fundraising trip:
"I'm here tonight because I believe in Matt – and I believe we can win this district. This is the first stop on a three-week trip from one coast to the other, from north to south on behalf of our team. What we've tried to do over the last year and a half is to stand up for the American people, to listen to the American people, to make sure they know it's not about is, it's about them. Our job is to listen to the American people and follow their will."
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