How I Spent My August Recess: Rep. Dent Edition

Bill Scher

Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Penn., is considered by the White House to be vulnerable for defeat in 2008.

He’s only in his second term, representing a swing district — both Al Gore and John Kerry won there by 1%. Dent won re-election with less support (53%) than in his initial election, even though he vastly outspent his poorly funded opponent. And his expected challenger in ’08 is raising money at a faster clip.

How does Dent handle this precarious political situation?

Vote against kids’ health insurance, and write about it in his hometown paper, the Allentown Morning Call. Genius!

Or, not so much. His attempt at defending his vote with misinformation appear to have backfired.

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