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Murtha in Danger of Losing Congressional Seat
http://news.google.com ^ | OCT 23,2008 | news.google.com

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."

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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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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: battle; murtha; russell
Looks like Murtha may have to put on his running shoes after all. Freepers in PA you need to follow Murtha around and dog him. Also anyone who can help Russell in this last week should do whatever they can. This is a race we can WIN! Irey worn him down now lets finish the job.
1 posted on 10/23/2008 9:04:05 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

“Murtha in Danger of Losing Congressional Seat”

Good!


2 posted on 10/23/2008 9:05:25 PM PDT by scratcher (I trust the media about as much as I trust al Qaeda.)
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To: Maelstorm

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.


3 posted on 10/23/2008 9:06:43 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: scratcher

I’ll believe it when I see it. Though it would be nice. LOL


4 posted on 10/23/2008 9:08:31 PM PDT by WHBates
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To: Maelstorm

racist redneck alert!


5 posted on 10/23/2008 9:09:02 PM PDT by hercuroc
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To: scratcher
“Murtha in Danger of Losing Congressional Seat”

Praise the Lord!! Time for him to go!

6 posted on 10/23/2008 9:09:49 PM PDT by pray4liberty (Watch, pray, and work. This election will separate the sheep from the goats.)
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To: Maelstorm

Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. God bless his heart as the rat bastard burns in hell.


7 posted on 10/23/2008 9:10:29 PM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: Maelstorm

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.


8 posted on 10/23/2008 9:12:00 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("I'm just going to spread YOUR wealth around." - Barack HUSSEIN Obama a.k.a. Barry Soetoro)
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To: Maelstorm

Just news like this makes my day !.......:o)

Great News !


9 posted on 10/23/2008 9:12:06 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Maelstorm; smoothsailing; impeachedrapist
Bill Russell for Congress

Dump Murtha, PA 12th District

RussellRussellBrigade.com

Contact me to be added to ping list.

10 posted on 10/23/2008 9:12:51 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: Maelstorm

Murtha will lose his seat the same day that Faux News doesn’t mention dead blondes, white broncos, or OJ Simpson.

Which means, NEVER.


11 posted on 10/23/2008 9:13:31 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Illic Est Haud Deus)
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To: Senator Goldwater; Maelstorm

Hooray!

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?


12 posted on 10/23/2008 9:13:58 PM PDT by generally (Don't act stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: generally

Let us pray.


13 posted on 10/23/2008 9:17:31 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Maelstorm

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.


14 posted on 10/23/2008 9:17:50 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: Clintonfatigued

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!


15 posted on 10/23/2008 9:19:10 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: Maelstorm
Praise God.

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.

16 posted on 10/23/2008 9:20:53 PM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: Maelstorm
Here is Murtha's district:

... 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.

17 posted on 10/23/2008 9:22:07 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: jazusamo

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.


19 posted on 10/23/2008 9:35:49 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Old Sarge; Maelstrom; jazusamo; impeachedrapist
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20 posted on 10/23/2008 9:37:16 PM PDT by smoothsailing ( Bill Russell can defeat John Murtha - Visit http://russellbrigade.com/)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

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.


21 posted on 10/23/2008 9:40:06 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: jazusamo

How is Mayor Barletta doing?


22 posted on 10/23/2008 9:43:14 PM PDT by eyedigress ( My first 4 wheeler was on the rocks in Fairbanks)
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To: Maelstorm

I wish he’d lose his pulse.


23 posted on 10/23/2008 9:45:05 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Maelstorm

Well now, this headline just makes me SMILE. :^)


24 posted on 10/23/2008 9:45:50 PM PDT by Shelayne (Pray without ceasing. Pray the Lord's Hand in our election process.)
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To: eyedigress; impeachedrapist

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.


25 posted on 10/23/2008 9:51:07 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: Maelstorm; All

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?


26 posted on 10/23/2008 10:39:31 PM PDT by no dems ("Extremism in the defense of Liberty is no vice...." Barry Goldwater)
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To: Norman Bates

Hopefully, this will have coattails for McCain in PA.


27 posted on 10/24/2008 12:08:12 AM PDT by TypeZoNegative (Pro life & Vegan because I respect all life, Republican because our enemies don't respect ours.)
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To: TypeZoNegative

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.


28 posted on 10/24/2008 12:50:38 AM PDT by Nextrush (Sarah Palin is the new Ronald Reagan.)
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To: jazusamo

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.


29 posted on 10/24/2008 1:00:31 AM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Arizona Carolyn

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!


30 posted on 10/24/2008 2:01:27 AM PDT by BIOCHEMKY (I love liberty more than I hate war.)
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To: Maelstorm

31 posted on 10/24/2008 3:14:40 AM PDT by Islander7 (This Atlas is shrugging! ~ I am Joe!)
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To: eyedigress; jazusamo

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.


32 posted on 10/24/2008 5:14:01 AM PDT by impeachedrapist (Bill Clinton, as Arkansas Attorney General did you make Juanita Broaddrick pay for her rape kit?)
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To: smoothsailing
[yawn]

(that's, of course, not directed at you)

33 posted on 10/24/2008 5:23:43 AM PDT by impeachedrapist (Bill Clinton, as Arkansas Attorney General did you make Juanita Broaddrick pay for her rape kit?)
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To: impeachedrapist

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.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2113903/posts?page=26#1


34 posted on 10/24/2008 5:31:07 AM PDT by smoothsailing ( Bill Russell can defeat John Murtha - Visit http://russellbrigade.com/)
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To: smoothsailing

No, nothing showed up on #20 for me.


35 posted on 10/24/2008 5:35:13 AM PDT by impeachedrapist (Bill Clinton, as Arkansas Attorney General did you make Juanita Broaddrick pay for her rape kit?)
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To: impeachedrapist
Strange. It worked fine yesterday.

What about now?


36 posted on 10/24/2008 5:42:33 AM PDT by smoothsailing ( Bill Russell can defeat John Murtha - Visit http://russellbrigade.com/)
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To: smoothsailing

Not even a lovely red “X”.


37 posted on 10/24/2008 5:43:45 AM PDT by impeachedrapist (Bill Clinton, as Arkansas Attorney General did you make Juanita Broaddrick pay for her rape kit?)
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To: no dems
What affect will this have on the Presidential race in Murtha’s district.

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.

38 posted on 10/24/2008 5:44:19 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: smoothsailing
Try disengaging the cloaking device.

39 posted on 10/24/2008 5:47:31 AM PDT by impeachedrapist (Bill Clinton, as Arkansas Attorney General did you make Juanita Broaddrick pay for her rape kit?)
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To: impeachedrapist
HA!!!

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40 posted on 10/24/2008 5:50:28 AM PDT by smoothsailing ( Bill Russell can defeat John Murtha - Visit http://russellbrigade.com/)
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To: Islander7
I'll bet he will be flinging poo after he loses !

img - John Murtha's face imposed on a monkey
41 posted on 10/24/2008 6:45:55 AM PDT by CORedneck
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To: Maelstorm

I sent my donation today - and I live in Virginia. I sure hope that traitor bastard Murtha gets his comeuppance this time. Fingers crossed.


42 posted on 10/24/2008 7:27:58 AM PDT by KevinB (John McCain is to the Republican Party as James Taylor is to the the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
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To: impeachedrapist

Thanks for the info, IR.


43 posted on 10/24/2008 8:43:42 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: smoothsailing

I don’t know what the deal is but I getting both your graphics just fine.


44 posted on 10/24/2008 8:45:19 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: scratcher

Let’s also bring down Kanjorski, Altmire, Sestek, P. Murphy, and Carney. GOP Power in PA 2008.


45 posted on 10/24/2008 9:13:49 AM PDT by hout8475
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To: jazusamo; impeachedrapist

So that IR was jerkin’ my chain, Huh?

Paybacks are hell. ;-)


46 posted on 10/24/2008 9:25:07 AM PDT by smoothsailing ( Bill Russell can defeat John Murtha - Visit http://russellbrigade.com/)
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To: smoothsailing

No, I’m not kidding around. I’m seeing nothing. It’s probably a filter on my end.


47 posted on 10/24/2008 9:31:01 AM PDT by impeachedrapist (Bill Clinton, as Arkansas Attorney General did you make Juanita Broaddrick pay for her rape kit?)
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To: BIOCHEMKY

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.


48 posted on 10/24/2008 11:26:13 AM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: impeachedrapist

Kanjorski was one of three Republicans profiled over the summer on Fox for their self-serving pork...


49 posted on 10/24/2008 11:27:49 AM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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