The Luzerne County Green Party raised $66,000 in the month of June in order to fund a voter signature drive. The Philly Inquirer reported yesterday that $40,000 came from supporters of Rick Santorum's campaign (or their housemates). Also yesterday, we confirmed that another $15,000 came from GOP donors and conservatives. Only three contributions, totaling $11,000, remained as possible legit donations.
Today, I confirmed that those came from GOP sources.
That's from the link above. This is the strategy Mr. Sphincterrific is using: Santorum knows if it comes down to a two-way race, his chances of keeping his position against a Democratic challenger are about as good as surviving stepping between a bottle of Jack Daniels and Robert Downey Jr. He's trailing that badly in the polls. So, in hopes of dividing and conquering, he's funding an Indy candidate who wouldn't have been able to get on the ballot otherwise. If he can get Carl Romanelli to siphon votes away from Bob Casey, the Democratic challenger with the best shot at unseating the demonic incumbent, he might be able to squeak by to another term.
But the most horrible thing about this is not just the filthy political dealing of Santorum and his fellow Republicans; it's the fact a Green Party member sold his soul for the chance to run a campaign he knows would only serve to help a monster like Santorum keep his position. Romanelli has sold every principle he might have once had, just for the chance to screw over a Democrat. He's supposed to be trying to beat the corrupt Republican, not the one hope Pennsylvania has of getting rid of said corrupt Republican.
If this is how the Green Party is going to run in elections, then Americans are better off turning to a political party whose members will not sell their souls to the GOP.