In an online story Tuesday afternoon about the budget standoff, the newspaper referred to the Lehigh Valley Republican congressman as Charlie "Debt."
The campaign flyer writes itself.
The newspaper has since corrected the slip: "An earlier version of this article misspelled, on second reference, the surname of a representative. He is Charlie Dent, not Debt."
[Note: The N and B keys are next to each other on a standard computer keyboard]
In the version of the story currently posted there is no second reference to Dent, only one highlighting his attendance at a half-hour meeting with 20 House Democrats and Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.
Dent's office said House Republicans showed up later. It was a gathering of lawmakers involved with the No Labels group, a political organization that aims to break partisan gridlock. Collins is not a No Labels member, but was there to update the group on the latest talks in the Senate over how to end the government shutdown and avoid default.
With the shutdown in its third week and the government days away from Treasury running out of money to pay its bills, there's no sense that members are close to coalescing around a deal. Plans are announced and shot down so fast they should come with a whip lash warning.
Dent had made a last ditch effort to stop the shutdown and has engaged in efforts since to reopen the government. As one of the first Republicans to publicly rebuke GOP leadership and call for the passage of a "clean" funding bill, he's seen his national profile rise.
He's appeared almost daily on cable news shows, been quoted in major national publications and was even profiled by the The New York Times last week.
But when your star rises there's often a catch. And for Dent, it's being given the moniker - even by mistake - of "Mr. Debt."