The petition challenge facing 7th District congressional hopeful Pat Meehan -- which is being led by Pittsburgh attorney Cliff Levine -- is starting to look bad for the Republican. From the Daily News:
A deeper look at Meehan's petitions reveals what appears to be a pattern of potentially fraudulent activity that could result in criminal charges.
Last month, after Meehan's neighbors in Drexel Hill told him someone had forged their names on his petitions, he gave county District Attorney G. Michael Green a stack of questionable petitions purportedly circulated by Upper Darby GOP activist Paul Summers.
State Rep. Bryan Lentz, the likely Democratic nominee in the congressional race, is trying to get Meehan kicked off the ballot, claiming that thousands of Meehan's signatures are defective.
Even if Meehan survives the court challenge, the criminal investigation into his petitions could dog him for months and hinder the National Republican Congressional Committee's efforts to take back the seat being vacated by Democrat Joe Sestak.