I was hoping for but not quite expecting this race to tighten in one of our Upstate NY Operation Counterweight races.

Republican Matt Doheny was behind double digits in an early September poll, the last public poll in the District.  Now it is a virtual tie.

This could be a chance to get back a Republican seat which never should have been lost back in the 2009 special election and again in 2010.

A new Sienna College poll (a pollster specializing in upstate NY) had the race at 44-43:

After having an early double digit lead seven weeks ago, Democratic Representative Bill Owens is now locked in a near dead heat with his Republican challenger Matt Doheny. Owens has the support of 44 percent of likely voters and Doheny has the support of 43 percent, according to a Siena College Research Institute poll of likely 21st C.D. voters released today.


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