Washington, D.C. – IBEW Local 98 is the biggest independent source of campaign money in Pennsylvania. Last month, its business manager, John Dougherty, announced he would resign following his conviction on Federal conspiracy and bribery charges. He faces a maximum of up to 20 years in prison.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer: “The list of recent beneficiaries of Local 98 donations includes some of the biggest names in state politics… [John] Fetterman, now a top candidate for U.S. Senate, got $25,000 in 2018. State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, another Democratic Senate contender, has received $14,000 since 2018. (Both of those donations were for their state races, not their Senate campaigns, which face more strict limits on contributions)…
“Fetterman, through a spokesperson, declined to comment. Kenyatta’s campaign did not respond to messages…”
So much for protecting hardworking Pennsylvanians against corruption or answering tough questions.
Are Democrat Senate candidates John Fetterman and Malcolm Kenyatta proud to have received thousands of dollars in contributions from a corrupt union? Is this the type of leader Pennsylvanians want?