Pennsylvania school nixes Biden's rally for Democrat Lentz

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


Associated Press
October 26, 2010 9:01PM (UTC)

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.

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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.

 


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