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He's the story of amending Adler a democratic congressman from New Jersey who really wanted to hold onto the scene -- but there was a big problem.
The polls show him neck in neck from his Republican challenger John Runyon who just happened to be a former Philadelphia eagle.
But -- -- democratic backers.
Can brainstorm -- get local picture -- Peter de Stefano to run as -- -- Tea Party taking lots of votes away from running in.
Believing god help Democrats say court.
Players democratic senate candidate Chris -- who's been in -- this fight against Republican candidate Christine O'Donnell.
Not all that's.
Well that was a twisted tale of a desperate democratic effort to control.
An election now some democratic operatives in New Jersey have turned on John -- saying his campaign is behind the -- was Tea Party candidate.
And Adler himself was aware of the plan they figured the -- would take at least 5% of the vote from Republican Jon Runyan.
Joining us on the phone for an exclusive.
Interview is -- -- new Jersey Republican congressional candidate.
John running himself mr.
ex -- -- Go I had to first of all let's let's let's -- this way.
He wanted to get into the into the race is so we could be a tight race and all the sudden this mr.
de Stefano came into the picture how did he get involved -- what was your first experience of that.
All my first there's Burris was eventually be a -- after that I want my dad I want my primary.
I walked into my -- -- and I -- quite a few games and -- almost -- -- -- -- -- -- down in Delaware back and -- and I know he has worked world powers and have learned.
And I was one up up off the page at me and they're really good idea.
The road but -- have -- -- -- -- And now let's take -- one step further all the sudden this guy started getting a little bit of the vote.
And he starts snooping around who discovered that there may be tied to -- debate at.
-- campaign in New Jersey or the -- campaign in Delaware.
While there was all the way it was blown -- there -- filed earlier this and -- dispute to be looked very good very.
All the way it was OJ and -- -- -- earlier post -- -- historian.
Apparently you have because -- -- -- -- and start with you have a campaign.
Most likely -- the every county democratic committee that.
Our ball that are quite frankly they're you know -- step it up because they feel that this this stuff and you're flying -- try to.
There -- people.
It really -- it's it's like politics at its absolute worst so what do they got -- I think it was west Jersey.
-- New Jersey Tea Party they said they're gonna sue who with the Stefano Adler whom.
Although they're only gonna go -- the ball problem because ultimately you know.
Better part of the issue invisible -- barriers the this picture quality name is not popularity than they're allowed to use -- both.
We're still didn't want to respect -- -- the -- he doesn't think the Republican Party candidate because it considers himself an independent audit candidate though.
I bet the little ball that we're trying to -- these people of your life.
did you -- anything illegal occurred you think he may actually there -- a law broken anywhere.
To my knowledge.
On actually went on wanted to record I don't believe unfortunately I don't regret -- -- a law.
Where -- we serve.
Or are what -- although we have more if you plant someone in a race and -- that's a big wrong -- that.
John running -- say thank you very much next time you're out we'd love to have you in studio sit down and tell us how this plays out -- you.
Well I don't know we have been really good but -- Baltimore it's gonna -- Federal Election Commission because there's -- there's a lot of -- bag behind very of that.
People are being truthful actually following -- proper paperwork.
-- okay thank you very much mr.
John running to look so let's not turns out every out to the panel Kim.
You know we we talked about this industry.
It isn't illegal is there anything wrong federal election rules broke in what would.
The -- election commission will look incidents and if they did not properly file paperwork that's what they get they can keep it at him and I think they did that we understand another -- -- from Delaware.
Had someone come down to get petitions signed to get this candidate -- on the ticket and -- look at it very closely to make sure that there isn't any had a technicality they can get bounced out on and believe me that happens more times than you would like to thank good utility here don't know but it didn't happen and that's just how good does just a shame on -- what he did was despicable but.
I think we have to recognize that election fraud these types of tactics happen all the time and usually the victims.
-- low income people people of color women.
Elderly and so -- -- be angry about this situation we should also be angry about when Republicans try to decrease the vote.
-- five -- oh my goodness how -- good job and then finally my credit for and against -- all of this -- yeah -- really -- this world of my purposely tried to deceive people and this idea that I would go to -- well I think and I think it is my -- behind her.
Well I suspect that this is not even makes it very good at this point in -- and I got -- community.
Well I wherever and love war and politics act there are no laws broken this person Randy did so voluntarily they didn't put a gun to its head this is a democracy this -- America.
It didn't happen and that was -- of running if he didn't want -- want it doesn't -- there's nothing he knew little about that you.
I saw the -- about all of that well until -- here can ridiculous in my that you do look at what they're being.
Okay Tony and saying this is okay it's business as usual and I'll put up this phony person to run -- is well it's ludicrous.
And he should be rewarded for that -- get to the Republican evident that the Democrats evidence that is the Tea Party on the senior.
-- -- -- I think it does it it's bad if the Democrat does it well the Republicans did it so that.
I think it's shameful either way and I think in my opinion it is true the real lack of substance when it comes to your own idea what everyone -- -- -- They're really make a decision if there at the voters believe that Adler engaged in an impropriety or did something wrong I can't didn't -- on -- the believe that they won't vote him out of stating that they believe this is just politics.
While -- accusing all okay it doesn't matter just.
Making illegal yeah.
I -- Disagree it's because it's bad the Democrats do is that the Republicans to that we can't condone it on the I just.
Just I think we're gonna be angry about this we also have to look at how this happens all the time with voter registration in the -- -- Saturday morning for -- and it happens all the time fix.
Did I think -- and not as -- not you have to make a ball clean line and say this is going to be.
Punishable this should be prosecuted in the law needs to catch up with -- -- -- Q did -- know.
Instantly or -- Democrats.
Oh yeah and so thank the Democrats because I think that was that was there was a -- good news a journalist who found out that he did not get Democrats yeah yeah -- Yeah yeah it's -- and Jonathan's point it's like saying you know something's in these illegal going on with an investment.
A fraudulent scheme but he said.
What do you do if you don't like it just don't invest up to this is not an accident this is not gonna get nothing happened -- if somebody's money and we and we got to leave it -- -- -- -- -- a deal that I think that's in my -- yeah.
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