Jun 21, 2012
BREAKING NEWS: Matt Doheny Hates Cameras
In a move that shocked no one, Republican congressional candidate Matt Doheny (NY-21) has come out against cameras. Doheny, who was recently caught on film kissing a woman who is not his fiancée, took his most predictable position of the campaign, saying "I’m very nervous when you have these cameras and this Big Brother stuff."
“Would anyone believe that Matt Doheny’s nervousness around cameras stems from anything other than having his DC kissing session caught on tape?” said Josh Schwerin, Northeast Press Secretary at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Looking at Matt Doheny’s record, whether it’s his police record or his record of wanting to drastically cut Medicare, it’s no shock that Doheny wants to avoid cameras and hide from North Country voters.”
Doheny “Nervous” About Use of Cameras for Law Enforcement. In June 2012, Doheny said he was “very nervous” about the use of cameras in law enforcement and immigration matters. “"I’m very nervous when you have these cameras and this Big Brother stuff," Doheny said. "We have border challenges here, but I get very nervous when you have cameras that pop up.” [Watertown Daily Times, 6/18/12]
Doheny Photographed Kissing Consultant Who Is Not His Fiancée, Blamed Democrats. In March 2012, Doheny was photographed kissing campaign consultant Monica Notzon at a bar in Washington, D.C., despite being engaged to another woman. A Doheny spokesman dismissed the photographs as “nothing more than horsing around between two old friends,” and blamed Democratic operatives for attempting to “infringe” on the candidate’s private moments. Doheny had previously employed Notzon’s firm, Bellwether Consulting Group, during his 2010 campaign. [Gawker, 3/28/12]
Video Showed Doheny Rubbing Consultant’s Backside. In March 2012, the New York Post released a new video recording that showed Doheny sliding his hand over the backside of campaign consultant Monica Notzon at the same bar depicted in the Gawker photographs. Doheny was also shown with his arms around two women, including Notzon. [NY Post, 3/30/12]
Doheny Admitted to Boating Under the Influence Charges. In August 2010, Doheny admitted to that he was charged with boating under the influence on two separate occasions during a two-week span in July 2004. He resolved the issue by paying two fines, totaling $2,500. Doheny said he was embarrassed by the charges. “It does obviously show a lapse in judgment,” he said. “There's no question about that.” [Watertown Daily Times, 8/03/10]