Republican donors are ponying up money to the Green Party candidate for US Senate in Pennsylvania.
Hey, they have a perfectly good Republican candidate -- well, sort of. Sen Rick Santorum (R-PA) (left) is imploding. He's trailing in the polls, claiming a huge stash of WMDs were discovered in Iraq, and incorrectly claimed Arab television network al Jazeera endorsed his Democratic rival, Bob Casey.
With all that going against him, the GOP figures they need all the help they can get. So they're hoping for a Ralph Nader effect -- with the Green candidate swiping left leaning votes from Mr Casey.
Green candidate Carl Romanelli himself says most of the $100-thousand he raised to get on the ballot came from Republicans. (WashPost)