Owens campaign says Romney endorsement of Doheny fits Wall Street game
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 2:46 pm

The Bill Owens for Congress campaign says Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s endorsement of Matt Doheny in the 23rd Congressional District race is a good match considering Romney and Doheney’s “friends of Wall Street.”

“This endorsement comes as no surprise considering both Matt Doheny and Mitt Romney have a history of taking care of wealthy corporate executives and laying off workers,” said Owens for Congress campaign spokesman Clay Schroers. “Matt Doheny’s priorities may work well for his friends on Wall Street, but they’re wrong for Upstate New York.”

Owens’ campaign has said that Doheny, while working in finance in New York, “has a history of helping corporate executives land millions in bonuses while workers get laid off and consumers pay the price. With Doheny’s help, Adelphia paid out millions in bonuses and 500 workers were laid off. Pacific Gas & Electric paid out more than $170 million in bonuses and consumers were stuck with utility bills that cost on average $1,300 to $1,700 more.”