By MAURY THOMPSON, PostStar.com
A tea party activist from Jefferson County said she will challenge Matt Doheny in a primary for the Republican nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Bill Owens, D-Plattsburgh.
“I basically say that I’m going from my sofa to politics,” said Kellie Greene, an international business consultant and seminary student from Sackets Harbor.
Greene and Doheny are running in a proposed new congressional district that would include Warren, Washington and northern Saratoga counties
Greene said in a telephone interview Friday she is more conservative than Doheny on issues such as abortion and border security.
“Mr. Doheny, I believe, is more moderate than I am. … I am a pro-life conservative. … On top of that, I believe we should be more tight on our (international) borders,” she said.
On her campaign website, Greene states she has a unique perspective on border issues, having lived along both the northern and southern U.S. borders.
She grew up in Oswego, and she lived for eight years in Arizona, before recently moving back to New York.
Dohney, an investment fund manager from Watertown, is already building support from the tea party movement.