Skip to comments.IMMEDIATE RELEASE: IREY TO SEEK PENNSYLVANIA'S 12th CONGRESSIONAL SEAT (Murtha's)
Posted on 03/22/2006 9:26:23 AM PST by smoothsailing
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.
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!
What are her chances?
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!
Slim & none? - Last I saw, the dems have a 150,000 voter edge in his district.
Still, I would back her.
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]
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.
So you've still got time to move here and get registered before November! :-)
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).
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.
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.
or I could just read the last few lines of your post. Sorry about that.
Do you live in her district?
Thanks for the invitation...
I voted in the primaries here
in ILlinois yesterday! <>g<>
Dang! Not another bright attractive conservative.
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.
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.
You can go here and click contribute for the encrypted page.At least it worked for me! :-)
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.
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".
Ooo. Easy on the eyes too.
Excellent - bttt.
I sure hope she can beat this disgraceful idiot!
"Here's hoping she whoops this disgraceful POS!!"
GOP Congressman and Former POW Rips John Murtha
"...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.
Marine NOT afraid to not be "PC" Ping!
Young Marine Blasts Rep. Murtha at Town Hall Meeting
"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
She'll do fine, as long as folks hear her out and don't fall for the "Murtha is Invincible" nonsense.
Best of luck ousting the traitor!!!
What's your address...you'll vouch for my residency won't you? LOL!
You could rename your house "Smoothsailing Boarding House"
There is an investigation into some shady dealings with the bacon and the clout, IIRC.