Skip to comments.Murtha in Danger of Losing Congressional Seat
Posted on 10/23/2008 9:04:05 PM PDT by Maelstorm
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported October 23 that Democratic Congressman Jack Murtha is in a statistical dead heat with Republican challenger William Russell, a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel who decided to run against Murtha after the congressman made disparaging remarks about Marines serving in Iraq.
According to the report, Murtha holds a lead of just over 4 percentage points, which is within the polling margin of error for the poll cited by the Tribune-Review. The poll was taken immediately after Murtha's latest controversial remark about constituents in his district, so the poll may change again after the effect of Murtha's comments wears off a bit.
After referring to some of his constituents as racists, the Tribune-Review says "...Murtha later said many in Western Pennsylvania were rednecks' several years ago." As would be expected, Republican challenger Russell saw an opportunity to gain some ground in the polls. The Tribune-Review says "About 54 percent of voters among those polled say it's time for someone else to represent them in Congress. About 35 percent say Murtha deserves to be re-elected."
Russell has raised more money than Murtha, the Tribune-Review says, but Murtha currently has more cash on hand. Federal election commission reports show Murtha with nearly $600,000 and Russell with just over $300,000.
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“Murtha in Danger of Losing Congressional Seat”
He deserves to lose.
Jack Murtha himself is a racist, who needlessly impugned his fellow Marines after Haditha. He’s also a crook, who was recorded taking bribes back in the eighties. He’s also the cretin who put Pelosi over the top, so he’s a Nancy Boy.
Hit the road, Jack. And don’t you come back.
I’ll believe it when I see it. Though it would be nice. LOL
racist redneck alert!
Praise the Lord!! Time for him to go!
Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. God bless his heart as the rat bastard burns in hell.
NOW THIS! would make my millennium! Time to send the old, Islamofacist terrorist-loving Fat Man home so he can “spend more time with the family.” (Maybe they can teach his arrogant fat ass something). Most Americans are fed up with his bullsh*t.
Just news like this makes my day !.......:o)
Great News !
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Murtha will lose his seat the same day that Faux News doesn’t mention dead blondes, white broncos, or OJ Simpson.
Which means, NEVER.
There are not many Congressmen whose names I recognize, particularly from out of state. But this guy is so horrible that he has registered on my radar.
Good riddance. Please. He’s insulted our servicemen and women, “rednecks,” people with faith, people with guns. Who in the world is still willing to vote for this guy? Can he really get elected on the dead people vote?
Let us pray.
I’ve heard some of Col. Russell’s interviews. The Haditha slur means a lot to him but his main points are economic. As he likes to say the districts chief export is it’s adult children. All the taxpayer pork in the world cannot substitute for a viable local economy.
What is interesting is that this 35% who thinks he deserves re-election matches the 35% he gets to Russell’s 48% in another independent poll. Murtha losing would be sweet!
If nothing else good comes out of this election, the defeat of this personification of the old school arrogant fool politician would be some degree of consolation as our nation surrenders its sensibilities. That old jerk should have been kicked to the curb long ago.
Tarred and feathered and run out of Johnstown on a log would be the just end to a truly despicable human being who maintained his seat in congress, as is the case with far too many self-aggrandizing,power-hungry politicians, solely because he delivered pork for the region.
It's about time the people of his district cleaned up their own acts by making amends for their past sins by delivering him a humiliating defeat at the hands of just such an honorable, patriotic American as Murtha has made a habit of insulting and smearing.
... it looks like the original gerrymander! It's hard to see the logic of this division, but who knows. Maybe these small cities do represent urban concentrations with voters who interpret Murtha's comments as referring to other than themselves.
I donated to Russell yesterday and received the nicest non-form-letter email back thanking me. I pray he wins this election, personally, I’m thinking Murtha must have dementia.
Thanks for donating to Russell, Carolyn. He’s a good and honest man that will do more for all the people of the district whereas Murtha has been corrupt for many years and I personally believe you are right.
How is Mayor Barletta doing?
I wish he’d lose his pulse.
Well now, this headline just makes me SMILE. :^)
To be honest I don’t know. It’s been over a week that I read something about him doing well, maybe IR is up on him.
Well, Irey, bless her heart, lost by 20 percentage points. I would not exactly say she wore the old fart down. But, my question is: What affect will this have on the Presidential race in Murtha’s district.
Anyone have a clue?
Hopefully, this will have coattails for McCain in PA.
There’s another poll out there showing Murtha down at 35 percent and Russell up at 48 percent.
The same poll gives McCain a 48-39 edge over Obama in the district.
The problem in PA is the Philadelphia area which goes D every time.
I was glad to do so. I sent money to him and to Michelle Bachmann. I started donating directly rather than through the Republican congressional committee when they stuck it to a good candidate here in Arizona in 2006 because of his stand on immigration vs their open border guy he had defeated. I feel better knowing the money is going to go to a good candidate, personally I would like to see everyone donate direct and send a strong message to the party.
I sent Michelle Bachmann $100 yesterday and she is the Rep. of a district 2 states away). I just loved that she told those liberal socialists off on MSNBC AND called them anti-American! LOOOOOVED IT!
Barletta, running in PA-11 against Dem Rep. Paul Kanjorski, still seems to have a slight lead in a district where Bush got 47%. But Kanjorski is a long-serving (11 or 12 terms, I think) Congresscritter. He’s got a 5:1 money advantage down the stretch, and I don’t think he’ll go quietly. It’s not a shoo-in by any means.
(that's, of course, not directed at you)
IR, can you see the graphic at post#20 OK?
I’ve got that napscordinator claiming on another thread it’s blocked on his computer and he can’t see it. I find that hard to believe.
No, nothing showed up on #20 for me.
What about now?
Not even a lovely red “X”.
Murtha's district went for Gore 55 to 44 percent in 2000, and Kerry by 51 to 49 percent in 2004. If it is trending Republican it could well go for McCain this time around.
I sent my donation today - and I live in Virginia. I sure hope that traitor bastard Murtha gets his comeuppance this time. Fingers crossed.
Thanks for the info, IR.
I don’t know what the deal is but I getting both your graphics just fine.
Let’s also bring down Kanjorski, Altmire, Sestek, P. Murphy, and Carney. GOP Power in PA 2008.
So that IR was jerkin’ my chain, Huh?
Paybacks are hell. ;-)
No, I’m not kidding around. I’m seeing nothing. It’s probably a filter on my end.
same here! and the fact the Cole got his boxers in a twist over it is one of many reasons he needs to go as head of RNCC.
Kanjorski was one of three Republicans profiled over the summer on Fox for their self-serving pork...