RADNOR TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — Vice President Joseph Biden’s scheduled appearance for Bryan Lentz, a Democratic congressional candidate, was moved to a new location after being turned away by Radnor High School.
And the snub has sparked a political controversy.
VP Biden will be holding a rally for Lentz, a Pennsylvania state representative, who is running for Congress against Republican Pat Meehan (see related stories).
Kevin McTigue, Lentz’s campaign manager, says the Radnor School District pulled the rug out from under them on Monday:
“I signed a contract in the principal’s office at Radnor High School on Friday. We did a walk-through with the Secret Service, and the event was then given the go-ahead to be publicized. And Republicans on the Radnor Township School Board killed the event on Monday morning.”
Radnor schools superintendent Linda Grobman says the event was cancelled due to its partisan nature and for logistical reasons. A district spokeswoman adds that they didn’t receive the paperwork until Monday.
Biden’s visit has been moved to the nearby Sulpizio Gym in Wayne, Pa., at 11 a.m. today.
Reported by Paul Kurtz, KYW Newsradio