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IMMEDIATE RELEASE: IREY TO SEEK PENNSYLVANIA'S 12th CONGRESSIONAL SEAT (Murtha's)
Diana Irey for Congress Campaign | 3-22-06 | Diana Irey for Congress Campaign

Posted on 03/22/2006 9:26:23 AM PST by smoothsailing

IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday,March 22,2006

IREY TO SEEK PENNSYLVANIA'S 12th CONGRESSIONAL SEAT

Washington, PA Today Washington County Commisioner Diana Irey announced her bid to become the next Congreswoman from Pennsylvania's 12th District. In front of a crowd of supporters , and with her family by her side, Irey outlined her reasons for challenging her opponent in this race."For decades, western Pennsylvania looked to John Murtha to stand up for our values. But as the years have drifted by, John Murtha has drifted further and further from the ideals that made this country great. He has become part of the problem in Washington. I don't believe we are receiving the representation in Congress we deserve and the time fo change is now."

Additionally, Irey discussed her proven track record during her tenure as a Washington County Commissioner."There, I have been successful in delivering seven consecutive balanced budgets without one tax increase, Irey stated. She also touted her efforts to enhance economic development in the region by working to create thousands of jobs for area residents.

Commissioner Irey also commented on her greatest accomplishment, the raising of three children with her husband, ages 16,15, and 12. "They are the reason I'm running. I can't sit quietly by while the special interests in Washington, D.C. continue to spend away our children's future."

Diana Irey has spent the last decade in public service as a Washington Conty Commissioner, and she is now running to bring her vision of government responsibility, lower taxes, and family values to the United States Congress as the Representative of the 12th Diistrict.

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That's the official press release.The announcement took place at 10:30AM EST in Washington,Pennsyvania.A very enthusiastic crowd was on hand, I'd estimate over a hundred people not counting the media.TV, radio and print reporters were there as well.As soon as I have a chance I will post Diana's complete remarks.From Washington she left for Johnston,Pa.She will be making stops at various towns today and tomorrow to announce her candidacy.

I wanted all freepers to know aboutthis as soon as possible.

The above press release doesn't reflect the warm reception her remarks received and leaves out some of her best lines.

I'll paraphrase until I can post a transcript but I liked this: "John Murtha has called for a withdrawal from the war on terror", and said that's not the message the people of southwest Pennsylvania want to send.

There's more, but I want to get this posted.

If anyone wants to help out,go to irey.com, get on her email list and contribute on-line there as well.

FRegards to all!


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 2006house; irey; jackmurtha; murtha
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1 posted on 03/22/2006 9:26:25 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

What are her chances?


2 posted on 03/22/2006 9:29:27 AM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Justanobody; Coop; jazusamo; freema; Pietro; W04Man
It's official! Just got back! :)
3 posted on 03/22/2006 9:30:31 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

When are the Pennsylvania Primaries?
I know I don't have time to move there,
but what a blow Murtha being ousted
would be to the Dems!


4 posted on 03/22/2006 9:30:53 AM PST by Grendel9 (u ()
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To: Sisku Hanne; robowombat; haircutter; BlackElk
Diana Irey *ping*
5 posted on 03/22/2006 9:32:44 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
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THANKS! Will be back after the President's speech!

6 posted on 03/22/2006 9:33:25 AM PST by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN - Support our troops. I *LOVE* my attitude problem! Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: ncountylee

Slim & none? - Last I saw, the dems have a 150,000 voter edge in his district.

Still, I would back her.


7 posted on 03/22/2006 9:33:48 AM PST by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: smoothsailing

yup , and I hope she is sqeaky-clean ,...

... the Bolshevik/AntiqueMedia will go after her

[ she is much easier on the eyes than MUHgirthUH , hehehe]


8 posted on 03/22/2006 9:34:45 AM PST by Dad yer funny
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; ALOHA RONNIE; writer33; Old Sarge; Allegra
Irey vs Murtha *ping*
9 posted on 03/22/2006 9:37:24 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Marine_Uncle; StarCMC; nopardons
It's official! Irey announced she's running against Murtha.
10 posted on 03/22/2006 9:42:22 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: ncountylee; bill1952
Her chances are as good as the support she gets.It will be interesting to see which freepers talk the talk, and which freepers walk the walk.
11 posted on 03/22/2006 9:46:37 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

She will get support from the NRCC because the district is conservative and we want to tie Murtha down and keep him off the national campaign circuit. Make him worry about his own backyard. That'll shut him up on the television shows, too.


12 posted on 03/22/2006 9:49:49 AM PST by mwl1
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To: Grendel9
In this race,the primaries are irrelevent.Diana Irey is unapposed for the Republican nomination.

So you've still got time to move here and get registered before November! :-)

13 posted on 03/22/2006 9:50:16 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

If Ron Paul (who is far more antiwar than Murtha) can get 80 percent vote against a pro-war Republican in the primary, Murtha will have a cakewalk in Pennsylvania (at least if any opponent attempts to make the Iraq quagmire the issue).


14 posted on 03/22/2006 9:52:49 AM PST by Austin Willard Wright
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To: mwl1

Is his district any more "conservative" than Ron Paul's (who is much more than Murtha and won 80 percent in the recent primary)? I doubt it.


15 posted on 03/22/2006 9:54:29 AM PST by Austin Willard Wright
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To: smoothsailing

Great news! Although there are many Democrats in that district, many of them are patriots dismayed with Murtha's anti-Americanism and want him OUT. He is an opportunistic has-been who needs to retire. I applaud his accomplishments in Vietnam, but he has ridden that train too long and is doing too much damage to the USA.


16 posted on 03/22/2006 9:54:50 AM PST by olezip
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To: mwl1
You're right,and that support is already occuring.The PA GOP Congressional delegation is supporting her as well,IIRC.
17 posted on 03/22/2006 9:55:06 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Let us know when / if she gets her campaign web site up and running. I will add my modest out-of-state contribution to offset the Soros money that'll be propping up the old doddering fool.
18 posted on 03/22/2006 9:57:01 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("If I were a Cuban, I'd certainly be on a raft," Isane Aparicio Busto)
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To: smoothsailing
Here's hoping she whoops this disgraceful POS!!
19 posted on 03/22/2006 9:57:30 AM PST by freema (Proud Marine FRiend, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: smoothsailing

or I could just read the last few lines of your post. Sorry about that.


20 posted on 03/22/2006 9:57:56 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("If I were a Cuban, I'd certainly be on a raft," Isane Aparicio Busto)
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To: Austin Willard Wright

Do you live in her district?


21 posted on 03/22/2006 9:58:06 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Diana Irey


22 posted on 03/22/2006 9:58:50 AM PST by petercooper (Cemeteries & the ignorant - comprising 2 of the largest Democrat voting blocs for the past 75 years.)
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To: petercooper

http://www.irey.com/


23 posted on 03/22/2006 10:00:48 AM PST by petercooper (Cemeteries & the ignorant - comprising 2 of the largest Democrat voting blocs for the past 75 years.)
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To: smoothsailing

Thanks for the invitation...
I voted in the primaries here
in ILlinois yesterday! <>g<>


24 posted on 03/22/2006 10:06:04 AM PST by Grendel9 (u ()
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To: smoothsailing

Dang! Not another bright attractive conservative.


25 posted on 03/22/2006 10:06:20 AM PST by UpInArms
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To: smoothsailing

Will be interesting to see how many folks have taken note to his less then honorable support of the war effort. But it may be a hard sell, with so much discontent with this administration, due to the L/MSM machine. I do hope she can at least do well in voter's eyes. Time will tell the outcome.


26 posted on 03/22/2006 10:11:41 AM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: Austin Willard Wright

You cannot compare the districts you suggest. Ron Paul's district is distinctly libertarian, and he further has not gone on nationwide TV to argue for surrender and to bash our military.

This Pennsylvania district is rural and fairly conservative. My original point is that it is not an inner city, Democratic/minority district. It is a hawkish, swing district.

Win or lose, we tie Murtha down. Watch for him to shrink from nationwide public view in a hurry.


27 posted on 03/22/2006 10:14:52 AM PST by mwl1
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To: NonValueAdded
The site is up and both the email and contribute functions are operational.The rest of the site will be ready in a few days.

You can go here and click contribute for the encrypted page.At least it worked for me! :-)

28 posted on 03/22/2006 10:24:38 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

YIPPEE!!!!!!


29 posted on 03/22/2006 10:27:59 AM PST by StarCMC (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing...thank you Sarge.)
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To: mwl1
This Pennsylvania district is rural and fairly conservative. My original point is that it is not an inner city, Democratic/minority district. It is a hawkish, swing district.

How do you figure it's a "swing" district when Murtha has occupied the seat for my entire adult life?

Murtha brings back too much DoD bacon and holds too much clout. He's not going anywhere. This is a futile effort.

SD

30 posted on 03/22/2006 10:38:38 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Marine_Uncle
Time will tell the outcome.

True.I'm of the belief that the time between now and November will work in Diana's favor.I expect that to be true of Republicans in general.What's that they say,"there's a lot of shoes left to drop".

31 posted on 03/22/2006 10:42:42 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: freema
From your keyboard to God's ears!
32 posted on 03/22/2006 10:45:09 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: SoothingDave
Do you live in the district?
33 posted on 03/22/2006 10:47:14 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
I'm next door in Murphy's district. You're not going to get the people in Johnstown, who see the results of Murtha's influence every day, to vote him out. Not going to happen. It would be nice if it were possible, but it isn't.

SD

34 posted on 03/22/2006 10:54:10 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: smoothsailing
Thanks for the ping. Read the thread earlier this morning. I'm very happy she's in the race. I've been on the President's speech thread and there was talk of Irey on it. She'll get some support nation wide, I believe. There's a lot of people that want to see Murtha get his walking papers.
35 posted on 03/22/2006 10:56:11 AM PST by jazusamo (Excuse me Helen, I'm answering your first accusation. - President Bush)
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To: smoothsailing; AmericanInfidel0; Laurita; CMS; The Sailor; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; ...

IMPORTANT PING!


36 posted on 03/22/2006 11:17:45 AM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: petercooper

Ooo. Easy on the eyes too.


37 posted on 03/22/2006 11:19:04 AM PST by stevio (Red-Blooded Crunchy Con, American Male (NRA))
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To: smoothsailing
"...What's that they say,"there's a lot of shoes left to drop"."
ha ha. Never heard that one. Let us hope she can effectively get her message out, with favorable response from the voters.
38 posted on 03/22/2006 11:19:42 AM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: smoothsailing

Excellent - bttt.


39 posted on 03/22/2006 11:29:41 AM PST by txhurl
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To: SoothingDave
Too bad you see it that way, but I suspect there will be others who share your pessimism.She'll have plenty of support, so unlike you, I'm not prepared to write her off on the day she announces.
40 posted on 03/22/2006 11:29:58 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

BTTT


41 posted on 03/22/2006 11:30:44 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: smoothsailing

Cool.

I sure hope she can beat this disgraceful idiot!


42 posted on 03/22/2006 11:32:36 AM PST by Mrs.Nooseman
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To: freema; smoothsailing; All

"Here's hoping she whoops this disgraceful POS!!"


GOP Congressman and Former POW Rips John Murtha

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1576009/posts

"...I did spend 29 years in the Air Force, and I served in Korea and Vietnam and spent 7 years as a POW in Vietnam and more than half of that in solitary confinement. I know what it is like to be far from home, serving your country, risking your life, hearing that America doesn't care about you as happened in Vietnam..."

murtha : Pay attention

You have been hanging around to long with cut and run hanoi kerry

The Brothers and Sisters on The Wall know what you have done.

And before you complain about me, I was there also.

DISMISSED!

Marine NOT afraid to not be "PC" Ping!

Young Marine Blasts Rep. Murtha at Town Hall Meeting
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1558047/posts

"Yes sir my name is Mark Seavey and I just want to thank you for coming up here. Until about a month ago I was Sergeant Mark Seavey infantry squad leader, I returned from Afghanistan. My question to you, (applause)

"Like yourself I dropped out of college two years ago to volunteer to go to Afghanistan, and I went and I came back. If I didn't have a herniated disk now I would volunteer to go to Iraq in a second with my troops, three of which have already volunteered to go to Iraq. I keep hearing you say how you talk to the troops and the troops are demoralized, and I really resent that characterization. (applause) The morale of the troops that I talk to is phenomenal, which is why my troops are volunteering to go back, despite the hardships they had to endure in Afghanistan."

Murtha's War Hero Status Called Into Question
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1557630/posts



43 posted on 03/22/2006 11:36:21 AM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (It's ALWAYS a great day to be a Conservative Independent Voter AND a Viet Nam Vet)
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To: jazusamo
There was a thread this morning? And I thought I had posted breaking news! LOL!

She'll do fine, as long as folks hear her out and don't fall for the "Murtha is Invincible" nonsense.

44 posted on 03/22/2006 11:36:54 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

Best of luck ousting the traitor!!!


45 posted on 03/22/2006 11:37:24 AM PST by jackv (just shakin' my head)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Great post,brother.Thanks!
46 posted on 03/22/2006 11:39:01 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1600917/posts

Just one saying she was going to announce. I think the people will listen. I have the feeling his antics of late haven't set well with many.
47 posted on 03/22/2006 11:40:47 AM PST by jazusamo (Excuse me Helen, I'm answering your first accusation. - President Bush)
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To: smoothsailing
So you've still got time to move here and get registered before November!

What's your address...you'll vouch for my residency won't you? LOL!

You could rename your house "Smoothsailing Boarding House"

48 posted on 03/22/2006 11:45:07 AM PST by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN - Support our troops. I *LOVE* my attitude problem! Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Diva Betsy Ross; AZamericonnie; Justanobody; Deetes; Lijahsbubbe; ...

IMPORTANT PING!


49 posted on 03/22/2006 11:45:55 AM PST by Gucho
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To: SoothingDave; smoothsailing
brings back too much DoD bacon and holds too much clout.

There is an investigation into some shady dealings with the bacon and the clout, IIRC.

50 posted on 03/22/2006 11:51:44 AM PST by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN - Support our troops. I *LOVE* my attitude problem! Beware the Enemedia.)
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