“I really don’t think they want this campaign to be about ethics. I don’t think that’s where they want this to go.” -Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta
HAZLETON – Republican congressional candidate Lou Barletta said Wednesday a $65,000 loan being questioned by his political opponents is a personal loan that he is repaying.
If it's a personal loan why has it been reported to the FEC as a campaign debt since 2002? He's still calling it a clerical error.
The DCCC, in its complaint, said the loan made in 2002 during Barletta’s first congressional run was listed on campaign reports 22 times over the last six years. No payment had been made on the loan, the DCCC maintained.
The NRCC has shot back with old questions about Conerstone and money his campaign committee has paid to his nephews.
PA Progressive, AAJ and Pennsyltucky have more.
In other news. After the Corps of Engineers’ denied a permit to build an inflatable dam Rep. Paul Kanjorski is trying to persuade the Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority to appeal the decision. They don't seem to be too enthusiastic. The Authority has 60 days to appeal the decision.
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