Conservative or Liberal, Deist or Pagan, Jersey transplant or Lehigh Valley native, we're all in this mess together. Let's talk. Let us do no harm. Today's one-liner: "The shortest way to the distinguishing excellence of any writer is through his hostile critics." Richard LeGallienne
Matthew Dietz may want to represent Northampton County's Council slate belt and norther tier district, but his money is coming from Lehigh County turkey farmers. According to his recently filed finance report, he's raised about $8,800. His biggest contributions come from the Jaindl family, who hosted a fundraiser for him earlier this year. John Jaindl has contributed $1,000, along with an in-kind $346 contribution for the food (hope it included turkey) and drinks at that fundraiser Dave Jaindl was good for another $750, and Anne Jaindl kicked in $500. Dean Browning, who knows Dietz as a pilot, contributed $750 as well.
That's a lot of turkeys.
Dietz has paid a lot of the money he raised - about $4,300 - to Robert Kerr's political consulting firm, Campaign Pilots.