Democrat U.S. Rep. Bill Owens in NY state's 23rd District. remember him? Hoffman Loses To Doheny In Primary - News Story - WPTZ Plattsburgh Only a few percentages away from Democratic incumbent Bill Owens, Republican challenger Matt Doheny conceded the 23rd Congressional seat late Tuesday night. --- Reed won. how many Tea Party backed candidates were there and how many actually won? How about the big races? The tea is tepid.