From Dennis Roddy and Tracie Mauriello:
As the pivotal 2006 legislative election season began, top Democratic House aides, using state resources, undertook a wide-ranging opposition research campaign into both Democratic and Republican office seekers, e-mails show.
The project was spearheaded by Eric Webb, director of the Democratic Office of Member Services, who, on Jan. 31, sent e-mails to state employees advising them to begin digging up information on 35 declared and potential candidates for the state House.
The Democrats spent tax dollars to dig up dirt on their political opponents, notably the candidates endorsed by PA CleanSweep. Yours truly was one of those 2006 opponents.
I wonder if I can see their "Snatchko" file. It likely contains some of the dirt the Democrats threw in October of that year after I had taken a clean campaign pledge.
Confidential memo to all my Democratic friends: You know I love ya. But, remember, when it comes to down-ticket races, many of the local Democratic politicians are not the kind of people you want anywhere near public office. Check them out thoroughly before you give them your vote just because they have a D next to their names.