The Times Leader reports that Democratic Congressman Paul Kanjorski is catching some heat from every one of his opponents over official, taxpayer-funded staff being present at a campaign event.
The O'Brien campaign points out that Kanjorski staffers Karen Feather, Paul Maher, and Joe Werner were all present at the recent private Arlen Specter Avoca campaign event during the hours of 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm. For most folks, these are regular work hours.
The Kanjorski campaign directly addressed Werner attending the event but did not discuss Feather or Maher in published reports.
The Kelly campaign stated that they believed Kanjorski did everything "by the book" but wanted to see the reports to confirm this.
The Barletta campaign requested a log of the staffers time and stated that they hoped that official staffers working a reduced schedule were not still recieving full benefits and pensions.
Both Kelly and O'Brien are challenging Kanjorski for the Democratic nomination. Barletta seeks to challenge the victor of the Democratic Primary.