Scott Ashjian, a fake Tea Party candidate, running for Harry Reid’s seat is facing felony charges for bouncing checks.
From Associated Press: A Nevada asphalt contractor who faces a legal challenge to his Tea Party of Nevada candidacy for U.S. Senate was hit Friday with felony theft and bad check charges in Las Vegas that allege he bounced a $5,000 business check last year.
Scott Ashjian is one of a record 22 candidates, including 12 Republicans, running for the seat held by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who is seeking a fifth term.
Bernie Zadrowski, head of the Clark County district attorney’s office bad check unit, said he would seek an arrest warrant Monday in Las Vegas Justice Court. Ashjian could face up to 14 years in state prison if convicted.
The Associated Press failed to mention that Ashjian is a fake Tea Partier. Instead in their article they say the Tea Parties are distancing themselves from Ashjian:
The tea party movement is a disparate coalition of conservative groups angered by federal spending, rising taxes and the growth and reach of government. Other tea party activists have been distancing themselves from Ashjian, and an ad targeting him has been sponsored by the Tea Party Express, one of the most visible factions of the national tea party movement.
Actually the Tea Parties were calling him out as a fake because they never heard of him:
Bob Owens at Pajamas Media sniffed out Scott Ashjian as a fake three weeks ago:
[..] Suddenly, the same Democratic politicians and pundits who dismissively referred to those involved in the populist revolt with a sexual pejorativefound that it was a force to be reckoned with — and, if possible, to be undermined and marginalized.
There is perhaps no clearer example of an attempt to co-opt and undermine the tea party movement than the false flag operation that appears to be taking place in Nevada for the benefit of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Unpopular nationally for being thin-skinned and surly, Reid is foundering in his home state of Nevada, where he faces reelection in November. Reid has consistently trailed Republican challengers in his reelection bid; he trails all four in recent polls. Without a major shift, Reid’s political career would seem to be on the cusp of drawing to an ignoble end.
And then in walked Scott Ashjian.
You can be forgiven if you don’t know who Scott Ashjian is, or where he came from, or if he’s even a serious candidate. Even local journalists haven’t had much luck figuring that out. All we know for certain is that Ashjian seems poised to jump into the 2010 Nevada Senate race as a third-party candidate representing the newly formed Tea Party of Nevada. [...]
I looked at Scott’s Ashjian's campaign site and aside from looking a little on the cheap side, it reads like someone trying a little too hard to sound like a Tea Partier. Further, a look at Scott’s Facebook page and you have to wonder if the guy has any real roots in Nevada. He only have 30 friends that consist of family members, kids too young to vote and people from outside Nevada and it looks like the page is only a month or two old.
With Harry Reid below 50%, a third party candidate in the race is the only way for him to win reelection. So having a plant like Scott Ashjian would be the perfect answer to Harry’s prayers. If I were Harry, I would start searching for Plan B.
As November approaches, desperate Democrats will no doubt try to play all kinds of tricks with the Tea Party. My advice to all of you is to do as much research as possible on any candidate you are considering voting for. Dig back as far as you can into their voting records, histories, etc. The last thing we need is to replace one joker in Washington with another one.
Via: Associated Press
Via: Pajamas Media