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Friday, February 10, 2006

Going after Weldon

Sounds like Clinton Administration insiders are not very happy with Congressman Weldon:

In a deal cemented by a phone call from the governor, Delaware County Democrats yesterday settled a fight over a congressional candidate and came up with a new candidate for the state House.

Bryan Lentz, 41, a Swarthmore attorney who volunteered for combat in Iraq, agreed to pull out of the race for the seat of U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon, and run instead for the state House, against Thomas P. Gannon, a 28-year Republican veteran.

Joseph A. Sestak Jr., 54, a recently retired Navy vice admiral who worked in the National Security Council in the Clinton administration, has the inside track to take on Weldon in November.

Paul Scoles, who ran against Weldon in 2004, also quit the race this week and endorsed Sestak. Anyone who has been involved in local politics knows getting two candidates to drop out in one week almost never happens. Someone is worried where this Able Danger story is headed.

UPDATE: A commenter sums it up this way.

I couldn't agree with you more. People are trying to silence Weldon, both within the Clinton and Bush Adminsitration. For all those who appreciate what Weldon has done in exposing the truth about Able Danger, visit his campaign web site and provide some financial support. Every little bit helps and it looks like he may be in for the toughest race of his career. If he's not reelected, I highly doubt that anyone else will take up this issue in Congress.