Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ballot Challenges

According to the PA Department of State website 11th CD Republican candidate Chris Paige's nominating petitions are being challenged by Wm Maughan, Maureen Ace and Robert Ace. According to One of them is being represented by Lawrence Tabas, a Philadelphia lawyer who also serves as general counsel to the state GOP, which is firmly behind Barletta.

No surprise really because trying to knock your primary opponents is part of the game. I expected the Corey O'Brien camp to challenge Brian Kelly's signatures.

Paige responded to the challenge in the pa2010 comments:

Since I haven’t been served with either complaint, I can’t comment beyond the obvious: this is a deplorable cowardly move that flatly contradicts Mr. Barletta’s frequent comments to the media that he welcomed additional challengers into the race. Assuming this report is correct, we are pleased that discovery will allow us to investigate Mr. Barletta’s own activities.

McGruff admits that the Barletta campaign has information that provide the basis for the challenge.

In the Senate race Joe Sestak wants Joe Vodvarka off the ballot so people don't have 2 choices in voting against Arlen Specter.


Anonymous said...

what a cheap tactic. lou b lost my vote

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Anonymous said...

So where and what is the information that McGruff has?

Regardless of the motivation and ethics of Lou making a chalange, that's the system. Losing one vte in Luzerne COunty won't make a change because we are the same idiots who voted Lou over Kanjo last time in Luzerne COunty and Lou was the same jerk then that he is now. He did bankrupt Halzleton but who cares? He is a Republican, he is a member of the Right and he has money. All the qualifications of a Congressman representing the Republican Party and the idiot Democrats that vote for Republicans.