Skip to comments.Congressional Candidates Question Each Other's Character In Tight Race (Anne Northup race)
Posted on 10/20/2006 4:48:31 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
(LOUISVILLE) -- Thursday was an intense day filled with attacks in the 3rd district Congressional race. According to Republican incumbent Anne Northup, Democrat challenger John Yarmuth lacks the ethics and trustworthiness to be a congressman. WAVE 3's Jeff Tang spoke with both candidates on a muddy day along the campaign trail.
Northup also accused her challenger of failing to pay taxes on his employees, and said he misled voters by lying about where and how he printed campaign flyers.
John Yarmuth is a congressional scandal waiting to happen. He has broken the laws all through this campaign.
Yarmuth addressed the charges on Thursday. My office made a mistake by not sending a letter to the Northup campaign, and we take full responsibility."
And with a series of new polls showing the race in a virtual deadlock, Yarmuth suggested Northup's attack was a diversion tactic.
"It's just absurd," Yarmuth said. "She ought to be ashamed, but she has no shame. She's desperate. She's behind. That's why she's doing this."
Yarmuth then turned the tables, saying Northup accepted campaign donations from corporations such as Halliburton, and also took money from ex-Congressmen Mark Foley and Tom Delay. "The list of dirty money running through Anne Northup's campaign goes on and on and on."
(Excerpt) Read more at wave3.com ...
key House race ping
LOL, you can't make this stuff up. That ad will leave a big mark.
He's outraged - he's attacking her as "a liar" now claiming that he can't control the franchise behavior - of course if it is so immoral as he claims why does he cash in on the millions it is making him every year?
IIRC, Northup always looks on the edge of losing, but pulls it out in the end.
Is there any reason to think differently this time around?
True (although 2004 was the exception - she got over 60%).
I was hoping that Northup would win her biggest victory yet. After, Yarmuth is the most extreme Democrat Northup has ever faced.
Yes, he is...the most liberal of her opponents yet - and given some of her past opponents, that is no small accomplishment.
This district doesn't elect moonbats... with the lone exception in '94 when it sent Mike Ward for a single term. He only won because the GOP was stupid enough to nominate a pro-abort and a 3rd party Conservative kept us from winning the seat outright. Even the Dem that held the seat for 24 years prior to Ward, Romano Mazzoli, was a pro-lifer.
I think she'll win bigger then the last poll indicated. Most other polls had her ahead significantly.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.