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Doheny's wife enters political foray with birthday surprise


Diamonds may be forever, but a campaign donation is even better.
Republican Matt Doheny turned 42 years old yesterday, and to celebrate, his wife asked his friends to get him — what else? — a campaign donation.
"Can you imagine the giant smile on Matt's face when he finds out all of you donated?" wrote Mary Doheny, nee Mary Reidy, in an email entitled "Can you keep a secret?"
A Massachusetts native and lawyer whose practice is based in New York City, Mrs. Doheny said that her campaign email blast was the first one she's ever sent out, but she's also traveled to parades with Mr. Doheny. (She works out of Mr. Doheny's office on Washington Street, and has lived in the north country for several months now.) Like most political wives — Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, and Ann Romney, for example — Mrs. Doheny is probably more popular than her husband, who's actually in the arena. The campaign has been eager to show off pictures of the newlyweds, including the attached photo, which was posted to Facebook shortly after they married at an Alexandria Bay church in June.
Mr. Doheny told me at a campaign tour in Watertown that the surprise was ruined pretty quickly.

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