On Friday, Green Senate candidate Carl Romanelli
was left alone as the sole statewide Green Party candidate after the other two, running for Governor and Lt. Governor, dropped out
. They say they don't have the money to fight a lawsuit by Democrats alleging that more than 69,000 of the signatures gathered to get them on the ballot were fraudulent.
But although he admits his campaign is "out of money," Romanelli says he'll find the money one way or the other. He won't be dropping out. "This is America," he told me, "money is like air. It's out there. You just have to be tenacious enough to go get it."
Romanelli raised $66,000
from conservative donors to fund the original signature drive. Rick Santorum's staffers also hit the pavement to gather
signatures for him. In return, conservatives expect that Romanelli will be able to draw some votes away from Santorum's Democratic challenger, Bob Casey.
When I asked whether he'd be tapping the same well of deep pockets
as before, he only said that he'd be writing letters and making phone calls, "just like any other campaign."