OK, we’ve done it. We’ve nailed it down: Every single contributor to the Pennsylvania Green Party Senate candidate is actually a conservative — except for the candidate himself.
That leaves only one contribution, for $30, as a legitimate donation from a Green Party supporter. That came from the candidate himself, Carl Romanelli. He made it to his own campaign fund, not the local Green Party.
Romanelli’s latest FEC report shows his campaign currently has $17.20 on hand.
His campaign ‘raised’ $66,000 (an astronomical amount by Green Party standards, trust me on this) to fund a voter signature drive. $65,970 of this came from right wing supporters of extremist incumbent Rick Santorum. Yuck. For a party that claims ethical behavior as a key value, this doesn’t pass the smell test. It fact it reeks.
Romanelli appears to be a newbie Green who just popped out of nowhere. Who is he? Anyone know? Color me curious. His website is so uninspired and bland it almost seems deliberate.
P.S. Democrats may challenge the signatures and their Senate candidate has filed a complaint with the FEC.