Matt Doheny's stump speech is going to have to change a little after today.
He has managed to get his desire for the "Republican, Independence and Conservative party" lines into almost every conversation he has with reporters or voters.
That's going to narrow to Republican and Conservative after the Independence Party announced that it was getting behind Mr. Doheny's 2012 bid to unseat Rep. Bill Owens, D-Plattsburgh.
The Indy endorsement of Mr. Doheny, a Watertown Republican, was seen as pretty much a done deal. The party endorsed him in his failed 2010 bid.
Frank MacKay, the Independence Party chairman, said that Mr. Doheny's business experience and lack of experience in the world of politics made him the best man for the job.
The endorsement was announced at a presser at the Black River Valley Club in Watertown.
Mr. MacKay said that the Wilson Pakula, which gives non-party members the ability to run on their lines, was a "formality" that will be taken care of when the congressional lines and the primaries are set.
The Republican primary will probably take place on June 26.