We reported yesterday that the Green Party candidate in the race for Rick Santorum’s seat is almost completely funded by Republicans. The Greens used the Republican money to hire a private company to collect enough signatures.
Today there’s news that the Pennsylvania Dems will be challenging the signatures. From the Hotline:
The chairman of the PA Dem party, T.J. Rooney, said today he’ll challenge the signatures that Green Party candidate Carl J. Romanelli submitted to join the Senate ballot. A number of those signatures were collected by JSM, Inc.
Rooney: âThis is a questionable and controversial firm that has a history of fraudulent activity where many signatures, and candidates in some instances, have been thrown off the ballot in various states. We will ensure that this doesnât take place in Pennsylvania and that the integrity of the electoral process is safeguarded.â
As the Hotline points out, “the Green Party counts fewer than 20K members in PA; it took 67K signatures to earn a spot, and Romanelli turned in more than 90K.”