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April 26, 2014

Doheny slams Woolf on residency issue

PLATTSBURGH — Taking a poke at the residency of potential opponent Aaron Woolf in the 21st Congressional District race, candidate Matt Doheny has produced a Top 10 list.

“It’s a conversation starter,” David Catalfamo, campaign spokesman for Doheny said Thursday.

“Clearly, (Woolf) is only a part-time resident of the district.”

Woolf, 49, is seeking the Democrat Party line in the race.

He is a filmmaker from New York City who, in order to run for Congress, recently moved to a home that his family has owned for decades in Elizabethtown.

THE LIST

The 21st District covers 12 counties across northern New York, from Lake Ontario in the west to Lake Champlain in the east.

Catalfamo said Woolf’s last known regular address was in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, so the Doheny camp felt Woolf could benefit from some helpful tips about the North Country.

“These are just some things that a political tourist like him should know,” he said.

“We’re just trying to help him out.”

The list that Doheny’s campaign produced was entitled “10 Things Every Political Tourist Should Know About the North Country.”

1. “The Black Flys” are not a cool new band from Brooklyn, they aren’t black and they do bite.

2. The Adirondack Park is a bit bigger than Central Park but with a lot more land-use restrictions.

3. Venison, aka “deer meat,” is not exotic game.

4. The Blue Line — isn’t real.

5. You can climb a mountain without getting out of your car.

6. SNIRT is not a designer party drug.

7. The “Rooftop Highway” really doesn’t go over roofs.

8. Unlike the Bronx Zoo, we don’t suggest you feed the bears.

9. Bring your own campfire wood; the locals charge 50 cents a quarter-split-log.

10. In the North Country, more than just Upper East Side liberals watch PBS.

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