Pennsylvania school nixes Biden's rally for Democrat Lentz

Lentz campaign manager Kevin McTigue believes Republican officials are to blame for cancelation of event

Published October 26, 2010 5:01PM (EDT)

A Democratic congressional candidate says a Philadelphia-area school district is playing politics by canceling a rally headlined by Vice President Joe Biden.

Biden is set to campaign Wednesday for Democrat Bryan Lentz in the home stretch of a close race for an open congressional seat.

Lentz, a state representative, is facing Republican Pat Meehan, a former U.S. attorney.

Lentz's campaign manager says he signed a deal Friday to hold the rally at Radnor High School, only to have the plan unravel. Campaign manager Kevin McTigue believes Republican school officials are to blame.

A call to the district's superintendent was not immediately returned Tuesday.

The event will instead be held at a township-owned gym.


By Associated Press

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