(CNN) - He's new to politics and learning fast just how rough a sport it can be.
Scott Ashjian, the Tea Party candidate running for Senate in Nevada, could soon face a felony charge.
He's accused of writing a bad check for $5000 through his asphalt business. The Clark County District Attorney has filed paperwork requesting Ashjian's arrest, but is still awaiting a signature from a judge.
A spokesperson for the DA's office tells CNN these types of cases are often dismissed without charges if the debt is paid. So far, no word on whether Ashjian plans to settle up for the alleged debt.
That's not all.
The Nevada businessman-turned-candidate is also under fire from Tea Party organizations who have crafted an ad telling Ashjian to "get lost."
The groups insist Ashjian is a pretender who's only running in order to siphon votes from conservatives.
At the Tea Party gathering Saturday in Searchlight, Nevada, organizers publicly denounced Ashjian from the stage and called on attendees not to cast a vote for him.
And that's not the end of Ashjian's political troubles.
Tim Fasano, who's running for Senate as the Independent American Party candidate, has filed a lawsuit seeking to disqualify Ashjian from the ballot. Fasano argues Ashjian was not a member of the Tea Party when he filled out paperwork to run for office and therefore isn't legally entitled to run.
Fasano told CNN, "Mr. Ashjian apparently doesn't believe he needs to follow the rules."
And Fasano accused Ashjian of trying "to usurp the Tea Party's good name" to "run for the Senate as a Trojan horse to bleed off conservative votes."
Over the weekend Ashjian told CNN he will fight the legal battle to stay on the ballot explaining, "I fully plan to defend my right to run for office."
He insisted, "I did nothing improper in my declaration of candidacy and have every faith the court will reach that conclusion."
Ashjian has not responded to CNN's request for comment regarding the latest news of possible felony charges.
not the teaparty see God dont like ugly
GOP=Tea Party full of hatred. Good luck!!!
good,go to jail take that numnut Palin with you.
I notice that the front page links to this by identifying the individual as a "Tea Partier". Has there been anything to actually link him with the protests, or is CNN just displaying its lack of anythign approaching journalistic ethics again?
I suspect the latter.
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sample: a statement heard at the rally: We have moved, from my new house, I can see both Russia and Canada
Ashjian would fit right in with the repugs in washington,he has all the right tools.Morally he is a good fit.
Well the bad check does it. If he can't keep track of a checking account balance how can he take care of government business? I wouldn't vote for him simply because of the bad check. For anyone wanting to tell me how easy it is to make a mistake, I only have 1 question for you. How hard is it to use a calculator? Maybe Ashjian should buy one.
Isn't this guy the Ex-Democrat who is actually "posing" as a Tea Party Member to help Harry Reid Split the Vote just to keep his job? I notice CNN doesn't mention this fact, but on the other hand, it does provide CNN with a chance to put Tea Party Members in a bad light. You know, provide the Democrat Machine a little help with propaganda.
you can take the trash out of the trailer but you can't take the trailer out of the trash
Not ready for prime time. No substance and no credibility. The Republican Party needs to abandon the Tea Party nonsense they've been subsidizing.
Typical Tea Party person.Must be a hard core republican.
I wasn't aware you could charge someone for being a Moron.
It would be nice if the entire tea party including Sarah got lost. Why does CNN keep reporting on this B-league nonsense. Really, stop talking about it. They're extremists bullies and have already gotten more then their 15 minutes of fame. Old news
They should allowed Sarah Palin to run there
So much for the Tea Party being for fiscal responsibility. He can't even manage his own finances correctly.
it does not matter, whether it is tea party, or coffiee party just put them in prison...in accordance of the provisions set out in laws...ok, let GOP learn the lesson in a tough way....let us all uphold the law....just also, tighter the immigration too...nation needs this disperately...this includes to india...too...they think they are smart, and cheat...ok...idiots..
Too bad he's not a Democrat. This would qualify him to write a major piece of financial reform.
And so the comedy begins..........
This is blasphemous for CNN to call him a Tea Partier. He is not a Tea Party candidate – he is a Harry Reid stooge.
And these are the people who want to be heard?? what a bunch of fakes...
Like my Socialist Friends say there is always time for a Tea Party!
Tea Partiers are scraping the bottom of the buckets.
He is NOT a Tea Party candidate.
The majority in the Tea Party--as well as the majority throughout the country---believe that this man was put in the race as a plant by Harry Reid and the Democrats in order to split the vote.
This man is NOT--and NEVER has been--a "Tea Party" candidate.
My sense from the article is that if he weren't a Tea Party candidate, this wouldn't be an issue. It speaks volumes about Nevada politics and who's running the show in the state of Sin. Apparently Nevada voters don't like actual democracy. Afterall, they did repeatedly send Harry Reid to the US Senate. At some point the less-than-distinguished Senator must have owned a topless buffet to continue getting re-elected.
and this is the morally spotless party that is going to replace the "crooks" in DC ?? if you didn't pay attention in high school history class to the fall of the roman empire, you're witnessing it first-hand..