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Dems Will Win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:16 AM
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NY 20 - Sweeney Cancels Hastert Fundraiser, Denies Cancelling It!
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 11:26 AM by Dems Will Win
Another cancellation, this one in a race that was hopeless and tightened to 14 points or even single digits before the Foley scandal erupted. Republican John Sweeney, in the top 20 most corrupt list of CREW, took $16,000 just a couple of weeks ago from Foley's PROM PAC. Sweeney refuses to demand Hastert's resignation--maybe because Hastert was scheduled to do a fundraiser for him.

Now Sweeney has cancelled the fundraiser and is lying about who cancelled who!

House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-IL, under increasingly hotter fire for his role in the Mark Foley scandal, will not be appearing at an Oct. 17 event hosted at the home of uber GOP donor/fundraiser Georgette Mosbacher with NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg to benefit U.S. Rep. John Sweeney, R-Clifton Park, the Chicago Sun-Times reported this morning.

There seems to be some disagreement between the Sweeney and Hastert camps as to who actually pulled the plug on the event. Sun-Times columnist Lynn Sweet wrote:

Sweeneys chief of staff, Sean ONeill, told me Friday that the speakers advance office called to cancel either late Thursday or Friday.

It is our understanding he will not be coming to our event on the 17th, ONeill said. I asked if the Sweeney campaign asked Hastert to withdraw, and ONeill said, We did not.

When I asked (Hastert spokesman Ron) Bonjean about the cancellation, he said, We go where people want us to go.


Go this Albany blog and give Sweeny a piece of your mind:

http://blogs.timesunion.com/capitol/?p=2372



DONATE HERE TO DEFEAT SWEENEY - and please rec to get this new Hastert cancellation and the lying about who cancelled who out there!

http://www.gillibrand2006.com

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