This post has been updated.
Republican Matt Doheny says he can name all of the cities and towns in the 21st Congressional District.
Can he? That may depend on how charitable you want to be about leaving off one neighborhood of one town.
I've seen him make this claim before. The campaign sent me a raw cut of the video from behind Mr. Doheny, and it's clear that he's not using cue cards. (Also in the uncut version: A loud cheer goes up after Mr. Doheny finishes, which is cut off from the version that the campaign sent out.)
He said that not only can he name all the towns and cities, he's been to all of them.
I will be even more impressed when he can name all the hamlets, too.
His Nov. 6 opponent is Rep. Bill Owens, D-Plattsburgh.
We may need to change our ruling here.
As Mr. Doheny goes through the towns in Saratoga County, he leaves off Ballston, a keen-eyed reader points out.
A teeny tiny part of the town of Ballston is indeed in the 21st Congressional District. You can see so for yourself here. It's literally one neighborhood of Ballston. But the rules don't appear to let Mr. Doheny off the hook for partial towns; in the same county, the town of Stillwater is split, and he mentions it (probably the reason he says there are 12 and a half towns in Saratoga County. There are 12 full towns, and two partial towns, it appears, so he should have named 14 in Saratoga County).
Sorry. Bring the cameras back in. Open up the warehouse doors. We may have to try this one again.
I've contacted the Doheny campaign for an update — albeit past 10 p.m. — and will update if a response is available.