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It’s Official: Pat Meehan’s Campaign is AWOL

It’s Official: Pat Meehan’s Campaign is AWOL

Democratic opponent has quadrupled Republican’s number of public appearances

Springfield, PA – Bryan Lentz will continue to campaign openly and in public throughout the campaign. Will Pat Meehan? Keep an eye on the new ticker “Why is Pat Meehan Hiding” on to find out.

For months, Pat Meehan’s campaign has been in virtual hiding from the public. As the new ticker documents, Meehan has made only 17 public appearances since the May primary. That’s just one quarter of the 65 public appearances that Lentz’s campaign has made over the same time period.

It’s no surprise Pat Meehan is trying to keep his campaign hidden from voters, as he refuses to take a stand on even basic questions. For months he’s been privately courting the votes of far right fringe groups like the Tea Party that want to end Social Security and Medicare at closed door meetings, while saying he only supports part of their agenda.

Even Pat Meehan’s limited public sightings are designed to keep him away from public scrutiny. His public appearances are almost never announced in advance by his campaign, leaving voters to find out about the events a day later through news reports, or through blog postings on his Web site. The lack of public appearances even prompted one local newspaper editor to write a column “Where is Pat Meehan?”

At the same time, Lentz has made more than 60 widely publicized public appearances, including holding town hall forums that are open to anybody to attend, touring local business with company executives, and early morning stops at train stations to shake hands with morning commuters. The ticker will continue to track both campaigns throughout election day.

“The numbers on the ticker speak for themselves,” said Kevin McTigue, Bryan Lentz’s campaign manager. “Pat Meehan’s campaign has taken a bunker mentality because they know if the candidate shares his real views with voters, it will get him into trouble. Bryan Lentz has never been afraid to meet with voters, and he has consistently traveled across the District to talk with them about their concerns, and share what his ideas are for bringing good-paying jobs to the area.”

Lentz will continue to campaign publicly throughout the rest of the campaign, McTigue added, noting that additional town halls, factory tours and train stop meet and greets have been scheduled, and will be publicly advertised.
Will Pat Meehan do the same?

Keep an eye on the ticker at and find out.

A former Airborne Ranger, criminal prosecutor and Iraq War veteran, Bryan Lentz currently serves in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from Delaware County. He was awarded both the Bronze Star for Service and the War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for his military service. He lives in Swarthmore with his wife Jennifer and their son Thomas.


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