The candidacy of Carl Romanelli, the Green who made a run for the Senate in Pennsylvania, may not have succeeded. The Pennsylvania courts ended his bid
last month; a disappointment for the Santorum campaign, since that means he won't be siphoning any votes from the Democrat Bob Casey. But at least we've learned about the surprisingly progressive views among his Republican supporters
. When we pored over
the contributor list for Romanelli's campaign before, we found a lobbyist for Halliburton and a hotel mogul among the unlikely group. Now Will Bunch has discovered
Erik Prince, the owner of Blackwater Security, which has the biggest mercenary security force in Iraq, is another closet lefty. Prince dropped $10,000 for Romanelli's campaign in July. Apparently, when Prince isn't using his connections to get a secret, no-bid contracts from the CIA
, he's doing what he can for people power. Who knew?