Kerry Bentivolio's Brother Has A Heads-Up For Voters: Kerry Is 'Mentally Unbalanced'
November 2nd, 2012, 9:27 AM
"I've never met anyone in my life who is conniving and dishonest as this guy," Phillip Bentivolio said, according to the Michigan Information and Research Service, a Lansing-based subscription newsletter. "He's my brother so it's hard to talk about this, but I believe that if he gets elected, he'll eventually serve time in prison."
The inflammatory statements, including a description of the candidate as "mentally unbalanced," are picked up by Politico, a high-profile website.
Philip Bentivolio said that in 1992, he helped his brother build houses in Arkansas and Kerry owed him $20,000. This month he told Kerry he would go to the media with the story if he did not get paid, and Kerry then said he called the FBI and the Little Rock Police Department.
“He told them that I told them that if he didn't send me money, I was going to kill myself," Phillip Bentivolio said. "I couldn't believe it."
Kerry Bentivolio is the Republican candidate in Metro Detroit's 11th Congressional district, running to replace Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, who failed to secure enough valid signatures to qualify. The Democratic candidate is Syad Taj, a physician and businessman serving on the Canton Township Board.
According to Politico, old court documents quote the U.S. House candidate as saying that he had a "problem figuring out which one I really am, Santa Claus or Kerry Bentivolio."