Darth Voter" Schlossberg. Nominally a Democrat, he's really just another crony capitalist more at home with Fed Ed and Lee Butz than the people he is supposed to represent. Don't believe me? Look at his campaign finance. Though he's never had an opponent, $141,498.54 have still been poured into his campaign coffers between 2012 and 2014. He spent huge chunks of that money on Miked Fleck and, of course, himself. But is that a reason to jump into the arms of another untested candidate who has never held political office or, for that matter, a real job?
Meet Ben Long. He's seeking the Republican nomination in Schlossberg's district, but it's hard for me to be enthusiastic about what appears to be a Schlossberg Knockoff. He hopes to graduate from DeSales University this Spring. He claims to work for his daddy's water technology company, but his Facebook page lists his true job - candidate. He made it official yesterday.
If this is all the GOP has, Schlossberg is going to win.
"I have no interest in being just another politician," he incredulously claims. Since I've known him, that's all he's ever been. First he was Dean Browning's protege. Now he is Bill Heydt's protege. But he really belongs in a seminary somewhere. All he talks about on his Facebook page is God and Jesus. Since I'm in league with Satan, that does not appeal to me.
I'm sure that will get him the Jewish vote.
Maybe he's praying for a miracle.
Ben, please run for student council and try to persuade a grown up from either party to run.
Below is a list of Darth Voter's major contributors, outside of unions. Those on the FBI subpoena list are marked in red.
Lil Butz - $250
Lee Butz - $250
Greg Butz - $1250
Jeff Barker - $100
Jim Hickey - $350
Ramzi Haddad - $1,000
PPL for Good Gov't - $3,750
Robert Bennett - $5,000 (Exide)
J.B. Reilly - $2,250
Joe Topper - $2,250
Citizens for Urban Renewal (Reilly and Topper) - $2,500
Michele Portnoff - $2,000
Charles Marcon - $3,000
Matt McTish - $3,000
J.G. Petrucci - $500
Sean Boyle - $2350
Scott Alinson - $750
Jenn Mann - $2,500
Thulin (Arcadia) - $500
Air Products $1,000
Mark Jaindl - $1,000
RETTEW PAC - $1,000
Pa. Consulting Engineers - $900