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Highlights of Doheny appearance on Hotline


Click here to listen to Matt Doheny's appearance on the Hotline, Mayor Graham's noontime talk show.
Mr. Doheny, who's facing off against Kellie Greene in a June 26 primary, gave Mr. Graham (a supporter) an hour of his time. Ms. Greene will appear on the show tomorrow. Rep. Bill Owens, D-Plattsburgh, called into the show last week.
Now, for the highlights from today's gentle colloquy. Mr. Doheny:
*Said that if he lost the GOP primary, he'd support the Republican nominee, despite the fact that he has the Conservative and Independence lines already.
*Said he would be a "fierce advocate for our district," while also working to cut spending, when Mr. Graham put forward his "people want free stuff" theory.
*Distanced himself from the business history of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who was involved in private equity — restructuring public companies and making them private. Mr. Doheny, on the other hand, said he helps turn around companies that are struggling.
*Said "we take the (primary) race quite seriously" — three times.
*Reminded voters that the primary is on June 26, which is unusual.
*Said he wouldn't bring up the speeding ticket that Mr. Owens got last year for going 84 mph in a 55 zone.
*Said he wouldn't take trips organized by lobbyists.
*Said that if he could change anything, he wouldn't have operated his boat under the influence of alcohol, and that he people should be judged in their totality.
*Said that Justice Stephen Breyer might be his least favorite Supreme Court justice, because "he has that whole Harvard Law" thing. Mr. Doheny, of course, is a graduate of Cornell Law School.
*Said he believes President Obama was born in the United States.
*Said that his primary campaign watch party will take place starting at 8 p.m. at the Italian American Civic Association in Watertown, with an after-party, of course, at Fort Pearl.

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