Lance defends fourth quarter fundraising report against long-shot Dem Potosnak

Emergent Democratic candidate Ed Potosnak of Franklin Twp. threw the gauntlet down tonight, targeting the man he wants to dethrone in his long shot challenge of U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton).

Pointing to Lance’s fourth quarter fundraising reports, “This is the same game career politicians have always played in Washington,” said Potosnak, an aide to California Congressman Mike Honda.

“While families in the 7th Congressional District are struggling, we need someone in Washington that is looking out for them, Congressman Lance is doing what career politicians do – raising money from the special interests and voting for their interests, not ours.”

The reports show that Lance received 60% of his total campaign contributions from special interests, said Potosnak, the bulk of which comes directly from Wall Street, big banks and the insurance industry.

Lance hit back when he learned of Potosnak’s critique.

“I receive contributions from many different areas,” said the freshman congressman, who denied the special interest influence of his contributors. “I have voted for credit card reform and believe we should strengthen the economy, not raise taxes.

“Republicans are in a better position than at the beginning of the Obama administration,” Lance added. “We Republicans have to prove we have better solutions, as the Obama administration has overreached in several areas.”

Lance defends fourth quarter fundraising report against long-shot Dem Potosnak