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News in brief from the campaign trail (Diana Irey Raised $230,000 in Last Qtr)
AP/Centre Daily ^ | 7/13/06 | Kimberly Hefling

Posted on 07/14/2006 10:54:07 AM PDT by Coop

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic Rep. John Murtha's Republican opponent raised thousands of dollars online in June, but still significantly trailed the 10-term incumbent in fundraising.

Murtha, a decorated Vietnam War veteran from western Pennsylvania who has become the face of the movement opposing the Iraq war, raised $621,367 in the quarter that ended June 30, according to his Federal Election Commission filing.

His opponent, Washington County commissioner Diana Irey, raised $229,846, according to her campaign.

Murtha has $1.6 million in cash, while Irey has $159,138 in cash.

Irey, who has criticized Murtha's stance on the Iraq war, raised more than $117,000 in cash online in June, said Bill Pascoe, a campaign spokesman.

(Excerpt) Read more at centredaily.com ...


TOPICS: Announcements; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abscam; cutandrun; irey; murtha; murthawatch
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An outstanding haul! And most of it occurred in the last several weeks of the quarter. You folks here at Free Republic certainly played a significant part in raising funds and raising Ms. Irey's profile. Yes, she still trails the sleazeball by a significant margin, but I'm certain these numbers will get the attention of some "players."

Please help keep her numbers going in the right direction, and teach EX-Marine Jack Murtha a lesson in November.

www.irey.com

1 posted on 07/14/2006 10:54:14 AM PDT by Coop
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2 posted on 07/14/2006 10:56:24 AM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: All

Please FReepmail me if you'd like on or off the Irey/Murtha ping list.


3 posted on 07/14/2006 10:59:43 AM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop
Murtha, a decorated Vietnam War veteran...

He served in Vietnam? I had no idea. The press ought to mention that every time they write a story about him.

4 posted on 07/14/2006 11:01:59 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of "dependence on government"!)
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To: Coop

This is great news!!! I don't live in Diane's district, but I do support her and have given her a donation....I like what she stands for and I wished we had more Dianes in PA.

WTG and WIN, WIN, WIN!!!


5 posted on 07/14/2006 11:03:28 AM PDT by HarleyLady27 (My ? to libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own DOPE: Plant a LIB!")
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To: Coop
Murtha is a willing and shameless tool of a lot of defense contractors with big bucks. It figures this sleezeball would be ahead on contributions.
6 posted on 07/14/2006 11:09:18 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (Anything a politician gives you he has first stolen from you)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

That was never in doubt. What was in doubt was whether Ms. Irey could raise money to get her message out. I think she's proven she can.


7 posted on 07/14/2006 11:11:28 AM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop

BTTT


8 posted on 07/14/2006 11:12:30 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Coop

Send Murtha to Okinawa! Click the logo and donate to Diana Irey for Congress!


9 posted on 07/14/2006 11:23:49 AM PDT by petercooper (Have you pissed off a liberal today?)
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To: Coop

She received one of my checks that would otherwise have gone to the RNC. Her campaign sent a nice letter thanking me for the contribution. Ms Irey is certainly a far better representative on America and her state than Murtha.


10 posted on 07/14/2006 11:30:38 AM PDT by caisson71
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To: Recovering_Democrat

At least they don't call him a "decorated war HERO". He managed to get 1 or 2 Purple Hearts Kerry-style (i.e. after the fact and over the head of his objecting commanding officer with little or no wound, blood, etc.). He was not in combat; sat on his fat behind in an air conditioned office in "green zone". He is a joke.


11 posted on 07/14/2006 11:41:28 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Coop
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!
12 posted on 07/14/2006 11:42:44 AM PDT by smoothsailing (Support The Troops-Support The Mission--Please Visit http://www.irey.com--&--Vets4Irey.com)
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To: smoothsailing

I agree. Let's hope the folks around here seize on this great news and continue the momentum!


13 posted on 07/14/2006 11:51:17 AM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop

A couple hundred grand will go further in the 12th District than my homebase of New York City. Still, Irey supporters have to re-double their efforts. I'm trying to figure out how much I can send in.


14 posted on 07/14/2006 12:07:14 PM PDT by RedRover (God bless Israel and all who love her.)
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To: RedRover
Still, Irey supporters have to re-double their efforts.

I agree. There's a lot of work to do between now and November.

15 posted on 07/14/2006 12:18:25 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop

Donated another $50.


16 posted on 07/14/2006 12:33:38 PM PDT by drc43 (Judges... Judges... get it done, then we can discuss priorities)
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To: drc43

Thanks very much for your support of Ms. Irey!


17 posted on 07/14/2006 12:35:24 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: dighton

Ping


18 posted on 07/14/2006 12:45:53 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop

Wow. I gave her a check, but it was for less than half that! ;)


19 posted on 07/14/2006 12:50:18 PM PDT by patton (LGOPs = head toward the noise, kill anyone not dressed like you.)
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To: patton

So you've still got plenty left in your account. Get out the pen and checkbook!!!


20 posted on 07/14/2006 12:57:02 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop

Might just do that, friend.


21 posted on 07/14/2006 12:59:00 PM PDT by patton (LGOPs = head toward the noise, kill anyone not dressed like you.)
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To: Coop

Bumpity-bump.


22 posted on 07/14/2006 12:59:11 PM PDT by dighton
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To: patton

Now you're talkin'!


23 posted on 07/14/2006 1:02:30 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: dighton; smoothsailing; jazusamo; xpertskir; GEC; freema; Just A Nobody
A small, hate-filled description from a site not welcome at FR.

the Wicked Witch of Monongahela, PA, Murtha opponent Diana Irey

Think some leftists are getting worried?!?

24 posted on 07/14/2006 1:09:49 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop
The Wicked Witch of Monongahela, PA

They might want something catchier.

25 posted on 07/14/2006 1:12:19 PM PDT by dighton
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To: dighton

I didn't say they were bright. I say let 'em go for it. It'll double their bumper sticker costs!! :-D


26 posted on 07/14/2006 1:14:35 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop
the Wicked Witch of Monongahela,

Hah! When Dems can't cite fact, they just make something juvenile up.

27 posted on 07/14/2006 1:18:44 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: jazusamo

This one person is absolutely beside him/herself over Diana Irey.


28 posted on 07/14/2006 1:29:24 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
He served in Vietnam? I had no idea. The press ought to mention that every time they write a story about him.

Absolutely! It worked very well for President Kerry.

29 posted on 07/14/2006 3:02:28 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: RedRover; smoothsailing; freema; jazusamo; Mo1

Geez, I thought this thread would get a lot more action than it has.


30 posted on 07/14/2006 5:05:05 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop

Thank you all!


31 posted on 07/14/2006 5:05:11 PM PDT by freema (Proud Marine FRiend, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: HarleyLady27

Bump


32 posted on 07/14/2006 5:05:30 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Mrs. Ranger; pissant

FYI

Good news.


33 posted on 07/14/2006 5:08:31 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: Coop
Hi, Coop! I scraped together 10 bucks and sent to her before the end of the quarter. I will be able to send more now.

I think everyone should send in whatever they can afford. Everyone can spare 5 dollars, and thousands of people sending that amount in can make a huge difference.

34 posted on 07/14/2006 5:17:46 PM PDT by Miss Marple (Lord, please look after Mozart Lover's and Jemian's sons and keep them strong.)
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I agree completely, but we all know the reality. Heck, we can't even finish off this FReepathon, which everyone has a stake in. So getting folks to pony up for a PA congressional race, even one involving a treasonous blowhard, doesn't come easy.

Having said that, I am still encouraged by the grass-roots response to Ms. Irey's campaign from FR and the milblogs.

35 posted on 07/14/2006 5:25:46 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Miss Marple

And thanks for supporting her campaign against Jackass Murtha!


36 posted on 07/14/2006 5:27:34 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop
Well, same thing with the Freepathon. People need to donate small amounts if they can't do $50. A lot of people kicking in 5 bucks makes a difference.

If 1000 folks kicked in $5, that would be $50,000.

A ot of people don't donate because they think their small donation won't make a difference. I think people need to kick in what they can, and the numbers will add up.

37 posted on 07/14/2006 5:29:39 PM PDT by Miss Marple (Lord, please look after Mozart Lover's and Jemian's sons and keep them strong.)
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To: Miss Marple

$5,000, but your point is well taken! :-)


38 posted on 07/14/2006 5:30:46 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop
Oh, I am so embarassed! THIS is why I never worked in banking! LOL!

OK...10,000 people giving $5 is %50,000.

Anyway, everyone should cough up to the Freepathon and Irey's campaign.

39 posted on 07/14/2006 5:33:44 PM PDT by Miss Marple (Lord, please look after Mozart Lover's and Jemian's sons and keep them strong.)
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To: Miss Marple

BTTT


40 posted on 07/14/2006 5:51:22 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: TomServo

Ping


41 posted on 07/14/2006 7:38:50 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: jazusamo; Just A Nobody; freema; smoothsailing

Almost a quarter million grass-root dollars over the course of maybe six weeks. Tell me Diana Irey hasn't tapped into some significant anti-Murtha sentiment.


42 posted on 07/15/2006 12:16:56 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop

That's great Coop. I'll send another small donation today.

I am still planning on freeping Murtha Aug. 12 here in Tennessee. I kinda dropped the ball the past few days because I had some deadlines to deal with, plus I can't stay off the threads about Israel/Lebanon.

I'll get back on the freep planning tonight (and I'll keep you informed). I've heard from a few Tennessee freepers who want to attend.


43 posted on 07/15/2006 12:21:30 PM PDT by girlangler (I'd rather be fishing)
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To: girlangler

Thank you girlangler for what you and others are doing for Diana Irey in Tennessee. :-)

The bad thing is that it must be cutting into your fishin. :-(


44 posted on 07/15/2006 12:31:14 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: girlangler

Thanks much for supporting ms. Irey. I look forward to hearing of your confrontation with Jackass Murtha. Hope you met your deadline! :-)


45 posted on 07/15/2006 12:38:07 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: caisson71

You put your money to good use. Thanks!


46 posted on 07/15/2006 12:39:11 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN..Support our Troops! www.irey.com and www.vets4Irey.com - Now more than Ever!)
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To: Coop

PLEASE!!! I'm BEGGING you.....do not use those two words together. (no need to say which 2 words...I'm sure you know.;*))


47 posted on 07/15/2006 12:42:27 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN..Support our Troops! www.irey.com and www.vets4Irey.com - Now more than Ever!)
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To: Coop
Tell me Diana Irey hasn't tapped into some significant anti-Murtha sentiment.

Ohhhh yeah she has!

48 posted on 07/15/2006 12:44:39 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN..Support our Troops! www.irey.com and www.vets4Irey.com - Now more than Ever!)
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To: Just A Nobody

BTTT


49 posted on 07/15/2006 1:17:57 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop

And from ALL FIFTY STATES!!!!!!


50 posted on 07/15/2006 7:31:42 PM PDT by freema (Proud Marine FRiend, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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