The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has named U.S. Rep. Don Sherwood, R-Tunkhannock its "GOP Crony of the Week." ...The crony designation is "an accomplishment that I don’t know that anyone would want to achieve," said U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., co-chairperson of the DCCC's "Red to Blue Program."
Sherwood was given the weeklong title for "loyally toeing the party line and supporting special interest Medicare legislation that is confusing, expensive and little more than a payoff to the pharmaceutical companies and HMOs," according to the DCCC’s news release.
Sherwood faces a Republican challenger, ... Kathy Scott, in Tuesday’s GOP primary.
Some other winners:
U.S. Rep. John Sweeney, NY – for voting for the GOP energy bill and prescription drug bill and taking money from several Republican political action committees, including Rep. Tom DeLay’s.
U.S. Congressional candidate Peter Roskam, Ill. – took money from DeLay’s political action committee and supported him, despite DeLay being admonished by the House Ethics Committee.
U.S. Rep. Richard Pombo, Calif. – “loyal servant” of DeLay, who took money from DeLay’s political action committee.
U.S. Rep. Bob Ney, Ohio – close ties to DeLay and lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who pleaded guilty to several counts of fraud.