Posted at Green Party Watch by Gregg Jocoy
Carl Romanelli was charged over $80,000 for daring to run for US Senate in Pennsylvania. That cost was a result of Democrat Bob Casey Jr.’s successful effort to keep Romanelli off the ballot. By scrutinizing every ballot access signature, Casey was able to throw Romanelli off the ballot, and he then turned around and charged Romanelli for the lawyers and party hacks he had do the scrutinizing.
Now Romanelli has called on Casey to play him for the money in a game of B-ball.
A piece at Citizens Voice says that Romanelli gives Casey good odds to beat him in the game of hoops.
“As in politics, Casey should have the advantage on the basketball court,” Romanelli said. “He stands at about 6 feet 4 inches, I am 5 feet 5 inches. He has access to the best gyms in the country, I still play in schoolyards, and he is a few years younger than I am.”
Romanelli also suggested that President Obama might invite him and Casey to the Whitehouse for a beer to work out their differences.
On a more serious note, Romanelli’s court case to set aside these fees goes back before the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court next week.