PA-07: Another Trip To The Curt Weldon Employment Agency
by Chris Bowers, Wed Jul 26, 2006 at 10:03:58 AM EDT
Weldon is a powerhouse on the House Armed Services Committee, and defense contractors have traditionally been his biggest campaign donors--so it isn't surprising to learn that his political sponsors are looking out for one of the congressman's sons. The Delco Times, a newspaper in Weldon's district, recently ran a story on Andrew Weldon's exciting career as a racecar driver. Unless you manage to break into the NASCAR circuit, racing cars is a tough way to make a living. But Andrew at least found a sponsor this year--a firm called Schaffer Motorsports.
Schaffer Motorsports, I learned, is owned by Tom Schaffer, a senior employee at Boeing; One of the sponsors of Schaffer Motorsports is Boeing Helicopters Credit Union, whose logo appears on the racecar Andrew Weldon drives. Boeing, in turn, is Weldon's top career patron, to the tune of $62,050 in donations. As this race grows more and more competitive, and the ugly truth about Curt Weldon begins to be made public, the Republican response has been typical: Swift Boat Joe Sestak. Over at The Patriot Project, Dave Johnson has a great new piece on the return and broad scope of Republican Swiftboating this year. One way you can fight back is to visit the netroots Act Blue page.