Perhaps emboldened by the increasingly clear choice in the race for the White House, local Congressional candidate Matt Doheny is doing something his GOP predecessors wouldn't do.....That is take on Big Labor.
In the past, Republican pols have descended the stairs into the basement of the former Clearview Restaurant in Gouverneur to seek and usually get the endorsement of the labor bosses assembled.
Perhaps knowing he is too much of a free marketeer for the Ron McDougal crowd, Mr. Doheny issued a broadside today, claiming Labor has bought and paid for Rep. Bill Owens with over a half million dollars in contributions.
It's risky because so much of the local economy is built on public employees. Of course, just because you are in a union doesn't mean you are oblivious to the looming economic calamity caused by high debt and deficits.
Labor Leaders Own Owens | Doheny for Congress