Back in August, I told you that State Rep. candidate Charles Dertinger is pretty much bought and paid for by the unions. Through June 4, they poured $23,500 into his campaign. But based on his most recent report, I can tell you that's chump change. Over the summer, they've contributed another $68,760. That's well over half of the total he raised this summer. The rest comes from the Democratic Party. Governor Rendell kicked in $10,000 and the trial lawyers' PAC threw in another $10,500, to ensure a vote against tort reform. House leader Dwight Evans gave $5,000 to buy Dertinger's allegiance and obedience. Even Jenn Mann took a break from her consulting work at Vitetta to give Dertinger $500.
Union agents in training Steve "I'm the Controller" Barron and Mike "Call me Doctor" D'Amore, who made idiots out of themselves this Summer when they attempted to unionize a T-Mobile Call Center, kicked in $150 and $100, respectively. I know it's not much, but it's the thought that counts.
The ultimate good government guy, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, accidentally sent Dertinger $200. He was supposed to use that for his mancave permit.