Out of sheer boredom, I decided to dig through the archives to find out exactly what Jude Seymour had written about the man who he'll now try with all his might to defeat, Rep. Bill Owens, and the man for whom he will now work, Matt Doheny.
Mr. Seymour, the former political blogger, took a job with Mr. Doheny, a Republican businessman who will make another attempt to unseat Mr. Owens, D-Plattsburgh. (That's if the districts don't change too considerably.)
My conclusion is that Mr. Seymour was fair and professional with both men. There are nevertheless some pretty fantastic tidbits.
Here, for example, is a story that Mr. Seymour wrote about Mr. Owens' constituent outreach efforts.
Here's Mr. Seymour predicting that Mr. Owens would veer to the left with the House of Representatives under Republican control.
Here's a quip from Mr. Seymour about Mr. Doheny... The subject is about how many millionaires are in the north country: "Again, those numbers are as of 2005, before the most recent downturn in the economy and before Matt Doheny bought his house on Paddock Street. (Sorry, couldn't resist.)"
Here's Mr. Seymour's report on what the Club for Growth felt about Mr. Owens.
Here's Mr. Seymour questioning whether Mr. Owens' analysis on Japanese-held debt was accurate.
Mr. Seymour's record at the Watertown Daily Times is, obviously, much longer, but I don't have access to his All Politics is Local blog that he wrote when he was a staffer here, and those would be the most fruitful.
But I will point out that Mr. Seymour was the one to whom Mr. Doheny disclosed his boating under the influence charges.