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Dem Admits Helping Tea Party Candidate

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Bryan Lentz at a debate this summer. He said he did not have anything to do with the tea party candidate’s decision to run.

Democrat Bryan Lentz admits his role in helping third candidate

By Joelle Farrell
Posted on Wed, Oct. 20, 2010

The Democratic candidate in one of the region’s hottest congressional races came clean Tuesday about his role in helping a third candidate get on the ballot in the hopes that he’ll play spoiler.

Bryan Lentz, who is locked in a bitter battle for Congress with Republican Patrick Meehan, told the editorial board of the Delaware County Daily Times on Tuesday that he knew his volunteers had helped gather signatures for the independent candidate, Jim Schneller. Schneller, who espouses tea party rhetoric, is expected to siphon some votes from Meehan in the Seventh Congressional District race.

"If somebody’s already made the decision to run, I didn’t think that ‘helping’ with the process of signature petitions was improper," Lentz, 46, a two-term state representative, told the paper’s editorial board in a tape-recorded interview.

Besides, it all depends on the meaning of the word ‘is.’

Lentz said he could not remember when he had first learned of his volunteers’ work on Schneller’s behalf. He added, "I didn’t think it was a bad thing for the process or for my candidacy."

Well, as long as it is good for your candidacy than it must be okay.

His words marked the first time Lentz has squarely addressed his volunteers’ role in having helped collect some 4,800 signatures to get Schneller’s name on the Nov. 2 ballot. Lentz had ducked reporters’ questions about the matter this summer when campaign aides to Meehan, a former U.S. attorney, raised the issue

And by "ducked" they mean lied by omission.

So far neither the Delaware County GOP nor the Pennsylvania Republican Party has asked for a federal inquiry into Schneller’s candidacy…

Asked if he regretted helping Schneller, Lentz said, "That’s an open question in my mind. But I think about it."

What a moral paragon Mr. Lentz is. And what a typical Democrat.

After all, isn’t this exactly the kind of thing Mr. Obama taught ACORN how to do?

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, October 20th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Dem Admits Helping Tea Party Candidate”

  1. U NO HOO says:

    Aa usual, an isolated incident.

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