By Sam Foster
This just in, Matt Doheny just clinched the Republican ballot in NY-23. We are still waiting to hear if Doug Hoffman still plans on mounting a third party challenge.
Via Watertown Daily Times:
Republican Matthew A. Doheny is the presumptive winner of the GOP primary for the 23rd U.S. Congressional District.
Mr. Doheny, Watertown, has a 769-vote lead over opponent Douglas L. Hoffman, Saranac Lake.
With 804 absentee ballots left to be counted, Mr. Hoffman would need more than 98 percent of the votes.
Mr. Doheny added 76 votes in St. Lawrence County and 12 in Lewis County on Wednesday afternoon. He currently leads 16,016 to Mr. Hoffman's 15,247.
Oneida County started counting absentee ballots today, but a spokeswoman said results will not be available until Friday. Election boards in six district counties begin counting absentees Tuesday, with St. Lawrence and Clinton counties starting today. Lewis County starts Thursday.
I will check with the Tea Party to see if Mark Barie will endorse Matt Doheny.