Just days after receiving the endorsement of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Watertown banker gets another high-powered endorsement, this time from former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
Doheny is running against incumbent Democrat Bill Owens in New York's 23rd Congressional District.
Here's the rest of the release from Doheny's campaign spokeswoman Alison Power:
Romney, known for his leadership skills and business accomplishments in both public and private sectors, pointed to Doheny's potential as a Representative when making the endorsement. "Matt has turned around and restructured failing enterprises. He knows how to do the difficult work that ends up saving companies, and saving jobs," Romney said. "Few organizations need more help right now than our own federal government. Matt can, and will, help turn our nation and our economy around through his hard work and impressive experience."
Romney first gained national praise as President and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee, for the 2002 Winter Olympics. He is credited with transforming the disorganized and financially troubled Olympics into one of the most successful Winter Games held in the U.S. When he was elected Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, Romney inherited a state that was in economic trouble. Without raising taxes or increasing debt, he got the economy moving once again and turned the state's deficits into surpluses. A leading candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination in 2008, he remains one of the GOP's most popular national figures.
"It is an honor to receive this endorsement," Doheny said. "Mitt Romney's accomplishments are textbook examples of how conservative economic policies and inspired leadership yield a healthier organization or a healthier government. I thank him for his support."