Tuesday, May 02, 2006

You Gotta Be Joking -- Is Luzerne County Candidate Reilly Buying Votes?

Hat-tip to Wilkes Barre Politics for the scoop on this one.

Looks like there's a candidate for State Rep (121st) up there who is giving away discount prescription drug cards to voters who support him. No, I am not kidding.

Bob Reilly, apparently having been County Clerk for nearly two decades, is running to fill Kevin Blaum's seat in the PA House. And, he's offering the discount cards to voters in the district. It's not just rumor -- he has it boldly asserted at the bottom of his website. Here's what Wilkes Barre Politics had to say about how the Reilly Campaign is touting the voter give-away:
My aunt got a call too. She was called by the Reilly campaign, about supporting him. I don't know!@!@! They told her about the " Free prescription drug cards" they offer at campaign head quarters on the square. Ok im a poli. sci major as I said, do they realize what they are doing is absolutely ILLEGAL? They are offering discounts or whatever they want to call them, in an attempt to influence an election.
I really don't know if this is illegal or not, but . . . . Wow. Different world.

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