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Tea Party Controversy In South Jersey

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – There are reports suggesting that supporters of South Jersey Congressman John Adler worked to get a third party candidate on next month’s ballot.

The Courier Post cites a number of sources within local Democratic circles admitting that Adler campaign allies and others distributed petitions on behalf of Tea Party candidate Peter DeStafano.

At least, that’s how it reads on the ballot. It’s unclear whether he actually is a Tea Party member, and John Adler staffers aren’t talking.

But Republican candidate Jon Runyan is:

“It’s politics as usual and John Adler himself being a career politician, I don’t think it’s anything new because quite frankly it’s unethical and very on the border of being illegal.”

And Runyan’s people are looking into whether to file a federal complaint although he says it won’t alter his campaign strategy one bit.

Reported by David Madden, KYW Newsradio

  • bill smith

    Supporters? His campaign staff specifically. His campaign staff planned this and got young teens to go out and lie to peoples faces. Read the report on the courier post.. Way to go to cherry pick a newspiece.

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