CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Mo. — A local blogger who was critical of Rep. Billy Long during last year's congressional campaign has been interviewed by the FBI about his encounters with the congressman.
Clay Bowler, who lives in Christian County, says he was shocked to find an agent from the Federal Bureau of Investigation at his doorstep. Accompanying the agent was Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott.
The agent asked Bowler if he was a threat to Long, a notion Bowler finds laughable.
"I'm not a threat to Billy Long," Bowler said Thursday. "I find the whole thought very funny, because I'm such an advocate for constitutional rights that I would never do anything that would put in jeopardy those constitutional rights like the Second Amendment."
Bowler published a blog in 2010 -- Long Is Wrong -- and said he campaigned against Long because he didn't think the Springfield businessman would be a good representative for southwest Missouri. Bowler took down the site after the November election, when Long defeated Democrat Scott Eckersley to replace outgoing Rep. Roy Blunt.