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November 2, 2012

Poll: Owens-Doheny race close



Doheny said the new poll is significant.

“No matter which way you look at it, momentum is on our side,” he said in a statement. “These numbers line up with our earlier polls and the shift we’ve seen over the past month. I’m going to continue to hit the campaign trail hard, outwork the other side and sprint through the finish line.” 

Spokeswoman Laura Chambers told the Press-Republican that because an internal Doheny poll also showed the race was extremely close, “it shows there’s something there.”

She noted that the gains were despite the fact that the Democratic Campaign Committee spent more than $500,000 over the past week trying to get Owens re-elected.

On Wednesday, Doheny started a “Ready to Roll” tour that will continue until Election Day. He plans to cover as much of the district’s 17,000 square miles as possible. He started off by making a stop Wednesday in all 19 towns in Franklin County, accompanied by Franklin County Sheriff Kevin Mulverhill.

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