McFarland to Spend More Time With Family

Family problems have plagued KT McFarland’s campaign for months, so maybe it should come as no surprise that yet another family scandal has perhaps delivered the knockout blow to her weak campaign for U.S. Senate.

“This past Saturday, my 16-year-old daughter, Camilla, was caught shoplifting from two stores in Suffolk County, NY. She was arrested, arraigned and charged with two counts each of Petty Theft and Possession of Stolen Goods,” reads the statement that just dropped in our mailbox. “I therefore am suspending my campaign activities until further notice. I will resume active campaigning only when I am certain that my daughter is okay and getting the help she needs.”

Magazines and tabloids have already dedicated plenty of ink to the the abuse McFarland allegedly suffered at her father’s hand, not to mention the gay brother she apparently turned her back on as he died of AIDS. We’ll see if her campaign can survive this.

(Full statement after the jump)

–Jason Horowitz

IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE KT MCFARLAND
August 21, 2006

“This past Saturday, my 16-year-old daughter, Camilla, was caught shoplifting from two stores in Suffolk County, NY. She was arrested, arraigned and charged with two counts each of Petty Theft and Possession of Stolen Goods. She is fully cooperating with authorities and will not contest the charges.

“My husband Alan and I are deeply alarmed by this incident and will be spending every waking hour in the coming days dealing head on with the repercussions of her actions. Our children are our first priority, and our youngest child needs our full and immediate attention.

“I therefore am suspending my campaign activities until further notice. I will resume active campaigning only when I am certain that my daughter is okay and getting the help she needs.

“This is an incident we do not take it lightly. Our daughter is a bright and wonderful child who we lov e very much. She has made a serious mistake and she will deal with the consequences of her actions. No one is above the law.”