Tuesday, April 13, 2010

PA-3: Kelly's Anti-Conservative Donations Come Calling

This is big news for PA-3. I mean really big.

Hat tip to PA2010.com.

George "Mike" Kelly has a history of giving money to the opponents of conservatives. In 1994, Kelly maxed out his donations ($2000) to Phil English's opponent, Bill Leavens. Now, I know what you're thinking: "But Rich...but Rich...Phil isn't a conservative!" Yes, that's true in 2010, but it wasn't in 1994 when Phil was running on Newt Gingrich's Contract For America. The Republican Revolution was about to sweep the Democrats out of power - and Mike Kelly was funding the Democrat.

PA2010 also reports that Kelly gave $1000 to an opponent (Linda Schoettker) of state representative Daryl Metcalfe, who is consistently rated the most conservative member in Harrisburg. This happened in 2002. Ouch.

Personally, I don't care where Kelly spreads his wealth. It's his cash. And I certainly don't care about party affiliation because the GOP has been miserable for about 15 years.

The big issue for me is that either Kelly doesn't like conservatives, or he's good buddies with these two folks and wanted to share some cash with them (so they could defeat conservatives). If Kelly is targeting conservatives, then Kelly needs to be targeted for defeat this primary.

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