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Matthews to run for lieutenant governor (Chris Matthews' brother)
PhillyBurbs.com ^ | 11/23/05 | MELISSA MILEWSKI

Posted on 11/28/2005 2:09:25 PM PST by LdSentinal

Montgomery County Commissioner Chairman James Matthews, a Republican, is running for Pennsylvania lieutenant governor.

County GOP chairman Ken Davis confirmed that Matthews will announce his candidacy early next month.

Davis said the party notified county Republican row officers, state officials, area leaders and municipal chairmen and women via letter that Matthews is running and that they were invited to come and support him at a press conference on the steps of the Montgomery County Courthouse on Dec. 7.

Matthews acknowledged Tuesday that letters were sent out to Republicans but he did not wish to comment further.

The Montgomery County Republican Committee will not endorse any candidates until next year but Davis said Matthews has his support.

"He is an excellent candidate," Davis said. "He has a lot of energy, good ideas and he speaks well. He also adds a lot of strength to the (gubernatorial) ticket by being from Montgomery County."

Republicans have acknowledged they need strong candidates to unseat Gov. Ed Rendell, who gets much of his support from Philadelphia and the eastern end of the state.

Matthews, who is serving his second four-year term as commissioner, owns and is president of Keegan Mortgage Corp. in Oreland.

He lives in Lower Gwynedd with his wife Karen. They have been married for more than 35 years. They have three sons; they lost their fourth son P.J. to leukemia in 2003.

Matthews, a native of the Somerton section of Philadelphia, is one of five brothers. One of his brothers is Chris Matthews, political commentator and host of MSNBC's "Hardball."

Another high-profile county official may take a stab at the office.

Political Web sites have reported that Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor has said he would consider running if former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Lynn Swann was the GOP's candidate for governor.

Castor could not be immediately reached for comment Tuesday.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 2006; election; jamesmatthews; matthews; montgomerycounty; pennsylvania; primary; republican

1 posted on 11/28/2005 2:09:26 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: LdSentinal

If he is anything like his brother, he'll talk himself out of the race.


2 posted on 11/28/2005 2:13:14 PM PST by billhilly (If you're lurking here from DU (Democrats unglued), I trust this post will make you sick.)
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To: LdSentinal

I read about this guy... kind'a like a version of the Bennett bros.


3 posted on 11/28/2005 2:13:20 PM PST by johnny7 (“You have a corpse in a car, minus a head, in the garage. Take me to it.”)
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To: LdSentinal

It's good to know there's at least one member of the family who isn't a dumbass.


4 posted on 11/28/2005 2:13:23 PM PST by travlnmn41
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To: johnny7

Does that mean that Chrissy "The Spitter" is Bob Bennett, and his brother is Bill?


6 posted on 11/28/2005 2:14:53 PM PST by My2Cents (Dead people voting is the closest the Democrats come to believing in eternal life.)
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To: travlnmn41
Chrissy says his dad is a republican too but AGAINST the war in Iraq.

Be interesting to see how this brother speaks on the issues of the day.

7 posted on 11/28/2005 2:16:23 PM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: LdSentinal

This will make Chrissy real jealous.


8 posted on 11/28/2005 2:17:01 PM PST by leadpenny
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To: LdSentinal

"Republicans have acknowledged they need strong candidates to unseat Gov. Ed Rendell"

wont take that much. his approval ratings arent exactly spectacular.


9 posted on 11/28/2005 2:19:53 PM PST by philsfan24
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To: LdSentinal

If he really wants to perform a public service, he should strangle his brother.


10 posted on 11/28/2005 2:20:06 PM PST by Spok (Est omnis de civilitate.)
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To: My2Cents

Yup


11 posted on 11/28/2005 2:20:16 PM PST by Syco
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To: LdSentinal
That’s him in the middle:


12 posted on 11/28/2005 2:20:46 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: My2Cents

Not of the same intellect... but like I said... kind'a.


13 posted on 11/28/2005 2:22:12 PM PST by johnny7 (“You have a corpse in a car, minus a head, in the garage. Take me to it.”)
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To: LdSentinal

Happens in many families, one whack job amongst good people.

Mo Dowd wrote last year that her entire family (four siblings and parents as I recall) are Republican and Bush supporters.


14 posted on 11/28/2005 2:22:36 PM PST by ConservativeGreek
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To: LdSentinal

Hook him up with Swann and it sounds like a strong ticket. Scranton is a very nice guy but he doesn't quite make it. ( hard to describe it, but sorry Bill no cigar!)


15 posted on 11/28/2005 2:23:33 PM PST by jmaroneps37 (We will never murtha to the terrorists. Bring home the troops means bring home the war.)
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To: LdSentinal

At least one of the Matthews kids turned out okay.


16 posted on 11/28/2005 2:25:14 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: billhilly

He's PRO-Second Amendment Republican!


17 posted on 11/28/2005 2:53:53 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience. T)
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To: Ann Archy

That's good, but post #10 is better.


18 posted on 11/28/2005 3:16:43 PM PST by billhilly (If you're lurking here from DU (Democrats unglued), I trust this post will make you sick.)
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To: ConservativeGreek

"...one whack job amongst good people."

I remember Mary Matalin saying that Carville was the only democrat nut in his family, or maybe it was liberal nut, I'm not sure.


19 posted on 11/28/2005 3:18:29 PM PST by jocon307
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To: jocon307

Carville was the only democrat nut

Yes, I recall, think she said Liberal.
In one of the few places in the South Louisiana conservatives can be called Democrats.


20 posted on 11/28/2005 3:25:05 PM PST by ConservativeGreek
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To: ConservativeGreek
Happens in many families, one whack job amongst good people.
Chris Matthews is the Osama of his family.

 
21 posted on 11/28/2005 3:28:34 PM PST by counterpunch (~ Let O'Connor Go Home! ~)
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To: LdSentinal
Maybe James can talk some sense into his brother...

...uh...forget it.

Chris will remain beyond hope unless he can get over his fixation on the Kennedys.

22 posted on 11/28/2005 4:44:42 PM PST by Savage Beast ("Oprah: The light that shines so gently on those who need it most." ~Sidney Poitier)
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To: LdSentinal

This Matthews is a big NRA guy according to Tweety.


23 posted on 11/28/2005 7:26:12 PM PST by therut
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To: LdSentinal

Bump!


24 posted on 11/29/2005 2:52:04 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: leadpenny

Thanks for the bump. I would have missed this.


25 posted on 11/29/2005 2:55:34 AM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar; dead

You're welcome. Many threads get lost in the night.

BTW, James Matthews, to me, looks like one of the panelists on the old "What's My Line" show. Not one of the original ones but a fellow who was on towards the end. He had kind of a whiny voice and it's been bugging me since last evening.


26 posted on 11/29/2005 3:26:39 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: travlnmn41

I understand Chris is the only dem in the family. His Mama must have been scared by a dem when she was pregnant.



27 posted on 11/29/2005 3:34:24 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights (GOP, The Other France)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

>>I understand Chris is the only dem in the family. His Mama must have been scared by a dem when she was pregnant.<<
..or maybe Chrissy's circumsion went terribly awry and they snipped something else down there.


28 posted on 11/29/2005 6:35:45 AM PST by travlnmn41
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