Former President Clinton endorses Rep. Bill Owens in 21st Congressional district race
Monday, November 5, 2012 - 5:27 pm

Former President Bill Clinton has endorsed Rep. Bill Owens in the race for Congress in New York’s 21st District.

Clinton recorded a call to constituents of the 21st district touting Owens as the best candidate to create jobs and grow the economy.

The full transcript from President Clinton follows:

“Hello. This is President Bill Clinton. I’m calling to ask you to support Bill Owens for Congress this Tuesday. Bill’s got a strong record of fighting for middle class families in upstate NY, and he has what it takes to create jobs and grow the economy. He knows we have to balance the budget, and do it in the right way by cutting wasteful spending and not giving more tax breaks to millionaires. I’m proud to support Bill Owens because he’s the only candidate who will fight for middle class families and their future. I hope Bill can count on your support Tuesday. Thanks.”

Incumbent Democrat Owens is challenged by Watertown area businessman Matt Doheny, a Republican.

Also on the ballot is Green Party candidate Donald Hassig, who is asking his supporters to vote for Owens as the candidate who will best represent his views.