Andrews campaign denies complicity in Cresitello petition challenge

Rob Andrews’s Senate campaign today denied that they had anything to do with a court challenge to long-shot primary opponent Donald Cresitello’s petitions.

Although one of the lawyers who showed up a the Morris County Board of Elections to challenge the petitions, Jean Lidon, had told the Star-Ledger that she was there to represent Andrews, her partner John Kwasnik quickly corrected her and said that they had nothing to do with Andrews’s campaign.

Lautenberg’s campaign issued a press release casting doubt on Andrews’s assertion that he had nothing to do with it.

“This is remarkable hypocrisy on the part of Congressman Andrews. He claims to want to give voters a choice in this election, yet here he is exposed trying to knock other democrats off the ballot. The Rob Andrews deception continues,” said Lautenberg spokeswoman Julie Roginsky.

Andrews campaign denies complicity in Cresitello petition challenge