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Russell Comes Out Swinging Against Murtha
KDKA ^ | 9/16/08 | Jon Delano

Posted on 09/17/2008 11:59:20 AM PDT by impeachedrapist

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) ― Lt. Col. Bill Russell was in the Pentagon when it was attacked on September 11th.

"The office I was in was actually one floor up and about 150 feet from where the cockpit ended," says Russell.

That experience and his military service in Iraq shaped Russell's strong support for the Iraq war and his political challenge to long-time Democratic Congressman John Murtha.

"People can disagree about whether we should be there, but the fact of the matter is that we are there -- and we have no choice but to win and achieve victory," says the Republican candidate.

Facing off against Murtha -- the leading critic of the war -- in a congressional district that stretches across this region, Russell's television ads use Murtha's own words against certain American troops.

Russell's ads quote Murtha, saying of American troops, "They went into houses and killed children, women and children."

...

"I believe he aided and abetted the enemy," says Russell.

Russell says Murtha's accusations against the Haditha Marines -- found untrue in all but one still unresolved case -- led to American deaths in Iraq.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: electioncongress; exmarine; haditha; murtha; pa2008; russell
Bill Russell has already raised $2 million, and that was before his powerful TV commercial against this scumbag began airing. President Bush got 48% of the vote in this district in southwestern PA.
1 posted on 09/17/2008 11:59:20 AM PDT by impeachedrapist
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To: All

http://russellbrigade.com/


2 posted on 09/17/2008 11:59:54 AM PDT by impeachedrapist (On Free Republic PBD [political bipolar disorder] rules!)
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To: All

And here’s that powerful TV ad, using Murtha’s own disgusting words against him, for anyone who has not yet seen it:

http://russellbrigade.com/defend-our-heroes/


3 posted on 09/17/2008 12:00:46 PM PDT by impeachedrapist (On Free Republic PBD [political bipolar disorder] rules!)
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I haven’t seen any polling out of this district.

Does anyone have an idea as to where Russell stands in his race?


4 posted on 09/17/2008 12:01:56 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: impeachedrapist

Fingers crossed.


5 posted on 09/17/2008 12:02:44 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: MplsSteve
Does anyone have an idea as to where Russell stands in his race?

He's an underdog who has already raised $2 million running against an incumbent who publicly smeared 8 Marines, seven of whom have been cleared of wrongdoing. And the ex-Marine still has yet to apologize.

6 posted on 09/17/2008 12:04:26 PM PDT by impeachedrapist (On Free Republic PBD [political bipolar disorder] rules!)
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To: impeachedrapist

Go, Bill! I couldn’t afford to send much, but I sent what I could.

Murtha is a DISGRACE and must be replaced!


7 posted on 09/17/2008 12:04:43 PM PDT by Just Lori (Life is fragile. Handle with prayer.)
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To: impeachedrapist

Excellent ad and I too would like to know if there is any polling in this race.


8 posted on 09/17/2008 12:05:34 PM PDT by Cathy
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To: impeachedrapist

That part of the ad with Murtha saying that these incidents must be brought out because if the Marines are not brought to justice then other Marines will feel it’s OK to do the same thing. What slander to the Marine Corps!

Murtha is a disgusting scumbag and I wish him the worst.


9 posted on 09/17/2008 12:09:02 PM PDT by vietvet67
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To: jazusamo

Pingeroo


10 posted on 09/17/2008 12:09:04 PM PDT by impeachedrapist (On Free Republic PBD [political bipolar disorder] rules!)
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To: Just Lori

I sent a small contribution. Russell is one of only a handful of candidates I have given to this year.

Will he and the dirtbag debate? I would love to see that. Russell should refuse to shake his hand.


11 posted on 09/17/2008 12:09:12 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: impeachedrapist

This race can only help McCain/Palin in the overall battle to take PA.


12 posted on 09/17/2008 12:09:12 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (Obama- new socialism for a new generation that never heard of Hitler, Stalin and Mao)
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To: 11th Commandment
This race can only help McCain/Palin in the overall battle to take PA.

I agree. Kanjorski's in trouble in PA-11 (I think, it encompasses Scranton). If McCain and/or Palin could swing through and appear with Russell and Barletta (Kanjorski's opponent) it would undoubtedly fire up the troops and increase GOP turnout in PA, as well as increase each Congressional Pubbie's name recognition, and help them raise funds.

But I recognize that McCain/Palin have tons of requests and only so many hours/days remaining.

13 posted on 09/17/2008 12:14:04 PM PDT by impeachedrapist (On Free Republic PBD [political bipolar disorder] rules!)
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To: TNCMAXQ

Yes we really need to support a man like this. Grassroot support to dump Sen. Murtha (Moutha) and reatain or gain seats against the Dimwits!.


14 posted on 09/17/2008 12:21:47 PM PDT by dvan
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To: impeachedrapist; alice_in_bubbaland; Allegra; ArmyTeach; billmor; FranklinsTower; georgiabelle; ...
There are three video interviews at link. Thanks for the post and ping, IR.

Bill Russell for Congress

Dump Murtha, PA 12th District

RussellRussellBrigade.com

Contact me to be added to ping list.

15 posted on 09/17/2008 12:22:58 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: impeachedrapist

That is a great ad. I sent Russell a donation several months ago when I’d given up on McCain and was only supporting conservative down-ticket candidates wherever they were (Russell, West, Mandel, etc.) Good to see my money is being used well! How’s he doing in the polls?


16 posted on 09/17/2008 12:49:12 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: hsalaw

What polls?


17 posted on 09/17/2008 12:50:48 PM PDT by impeachedrapist (On Free Republic PBD [political bipolar disorder] rules!)
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To: impeachedrapist

Has there been any polling on this Russell-Murtha race?


18 posted on 09/17/2008 1:13:13 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: MeekOneGOP; TigersEye; All

HA HA! Down with Murtha!


19 posted on 09/17/2008 1:16:06 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (DRILL HERE! DRILL NOW! NO STRINGS! You guys are great! FReep on!)
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To: jazusamo

Go Bill go! I gave donations to both Russell and West, I would love to know how they are doing in the polls!


20 posted on 09/17/2008 1:53:16 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Go Sarah & The (soon to be) "Second Dude" Todd!)
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To: pandoraou812

Murtha ping


21 posted on 09/17/2008 2:02:13 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

I’m pulling for both also and donated. Haven’t heard a word on any polling as yet, when or if any polling comes out we’ll ping the list to it.


22 posted on 09/17/2008 2:03:45 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: jazusamo; alice_in_bubbaland
There have been no polls as yet in the Russell-Murtha 12th Congressional Race.

However, we do have alot of poles...

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23 posted on 09/17/2008 2:55:12 PM PDT by smoothsailing ( Bill Russell can defeat John Murtha - Visit http://russellbrigade.com/)
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To: Deb

Bump


24 posted on 09/17/2008 2:57:38 PM PDT by impeachedrapist (On Free Republic PBD [political bipolar disorder] rules!)
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To: smoothsailing; alice_in_bubbaland

Bump to those poles, they’re beautiful!


25 posted on 09/17/2008 3:05:11 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: 11th Commandment
This race can only help McCain/Palin in the overall battle to take PA.

I would imagine this is true. Part of Murtha's district includes Johnstown and most (if not all) of Cambria County, which tends to vote pretty heavily Dem (it's one of the central PA counties that went for Gore in 2000 IIRC).

I'm proud to have the pleasure of voting for Russell.

26 posted on 09/17/2008 4:08:09 PM PDT by GCC Catholic (Sour grapes make terrible whine.)
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To: GCC Catholic
I'm proud to have the pleasure of voting for Russell.

Please remember to drag family and friends to the polls to vote for Bill Russell.

27 posted on 09/17/2008 4:34:36 PM PDT by impeachedrapist (On Free Republic PBD [political bipolar disorder] rules!)
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To: smoothsailing; impeachedrapist; jazusamo
And another Bump to your beautiful poles!

Go Bill Russell go !!

28 posted on 09/17/2008 9:48:07 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank; jazusamo
And another Bump to your beautiful poles!

Great link too, Yank!

I Bump you back!


29 posted on 09/17/2008 10:06:07 PM PDT by smoothsailing ( Bill Russell can defeat John Murtha - Visit http://russellbrigade.com/)
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To: smoothsailing; brityank
Bump back to both of you!

I'm hanging it up for the night. Talk tomorrow. :)

Russell-Irey

30 posted on 09/17/2008 10:15:19 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: jazusamo; brityank
Jaz, You stole my picture! Good for you! LOL!!!!

I'm off for the night also. G'Night Y'all.

31 posted on 09/17/2008 10:20:32 PM PDT by smoothsailing ( Bill Russell can defeat John Murtha - Visit http://russellbrigade.com/)
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To: smoothsailing; jazusamo
Take care, FRiends -- there's a brighter day coming, tomorrow and November 5 !! ;^)
32 posted on 09/17/2008 10:22:45 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: smoothsailing; brityank
Jaz, You stole my picture! Good for you! LOL!!!!

Hah! Just checked my pic folder and the date I stole it was 8/17, one month ago today. :-)

G'Night, All.

33 posted on 09/17/2008 10:30:16 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: MplsSteve; PhilDragoo; devolve; y'all
Does anyone have an idea as to where Russell stands in his race?

Well, no, but ...

... I sure hope he kicks Murtha's big ole butt BIG time !!!


34 posted on 09/17/2008 11:39:38 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Obama, WHO is Bill Ayers and WHY are you still friends with him? Please RSVP asap!)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

Amen!

See my previous reply, just above ...


35 posted on 09/17/2008 11:41:56 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Obama, WHO is Bill Ayers and WHY are you still friends with him? Please RSVP asap!)
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To: MeekOneGOP

I really hope the X-marine goes down.


36 posted on 09/18/2008 5:28:31 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (DRILL HERE! DRILL NOW! NO STRINGS! You guys are great! FReep on!)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

So far as I’m concerned, he’s Murtha Focker.


37 posted on 09/18/2008 5:29:58 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (DRILL HERE! DRILL NOW! NO STRINGS! You guys are great! FReep on!)
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To: jazusamo

Murtha Focker.


38 posted on 09/18/2008 5:30:50 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (DRILL HERE! DRILL NOW! NO STRINGS! You guys are great! FReep on!)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March; PhilDragoo; devolve

** I really hope the X-marine goes down. **

- - - - -

Me too. He is a DISGRACE to the Marines, imho ...


39 posted on 09/18/2008 6:38:06 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Obama, WHO is Bill Ayers and WHY are you still friends with him? Please RSVP asap!)
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To: smoothsailing

Nice!


40 posted on 09/18/2008 6:41:37 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

BUMP!


41 posted on 09/18/2008 9:19:08 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: jazusamo

And a bump


42 posted on 09/18/2008 5:53:18 PM PDT by impeachedrapist (On Free Republic PBD [political bipolar disorder] rules!)
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To: impeachedrapist

I hope this works. I recall that in 2006, he was opposed by a strong GOP candidate and won by a wide margin.


43 posted on 09/18/2008 6:02:43 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Irey was a feisty GOP candidate. But the PA GOP did absolutely nothing for her. (And to my knowledge that piece of crap Bob Gleason is doing nothing for Bill Russell this time around.) But Russell's fundraising is leaving Irey's in the dust. And this time around 7 of 8 Marines have been shown in court to have been unfairly accused by an unapologetic scumbag who seriously abused his power.

One more thing. From my vantage point Peg Luksik as Russell's campaign director/chief of staff (I apologize for not knowing her true title) puts Irey's director to shame.

44 posted on 09/18/2008 6:10:50 PM PDT by impeachedrapist (On Free Republic PBD [political bipolar disorder] rules!)
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