Lisa Esler, the Tea Party activist who declared a write-in campaign for the HD-161 special election earlier this month, is criticizing Republican nominee Paul Mullen for his affiliation with the AFL-CIO.
A recent mailing from Esler’s campaign calls Mullen’s endorsement by the PA chapter of the AFL-CIO an “insult to GOP voters.”
“As the AFL-CIO head, liberal union boss Paul Mullen supported liberal Democrats Joe Sestak, Bob Casey, John Kane, and Tom Wolf over Republicans candidates,” the flier states.
“And guess who else Mullen’s union endorsed and worked hard to elect…” the mailer asks on an arrow pointing to the other side, revealing the mystery official to be President Barack Obama.
The flier encourages voters to “send a message to political bosses” by voting ‘no’ for Mullen in the August 4th election.
Of course, any battles between Esler and Mullen can only benefit Krueger-Braneky.
The 161st legislative district is located in Delaware County, and includes the boroughs of Brookhaven, Rose Valley, Rutledge, and Swarthmore, along with Aston Township, Nether Providence Township, and parts of Ridley and Springfield Townships.