Skip to comments.Irey approached to run against Specter
Posted on 03/14/2009 9:27:18 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Several Republican conservative fundraisers have approached Washington County Commissioner Diana Irey to ask her to consider a primary run against Sen. Arlen Specter.
Sources confirm they have offered to help her raise money.
One strategist said of the close-door meeting the conservative group was particularly impressed that when Irey went up against Rep. Jack Murtha, D-Johnstown, in the 2006 midterm primaries, she was able to raise between $300 to $400K online.
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Not THAT would be too cool!
I think this should be encouraged.
Hey hey, Diana!!
Too bad voters were too dumb not to vote for Murthraitor.
Hope Diana kicks Arlen's rear.
I see the conservatives splitting the Conservative vote, and Spector using divide and conquer strategy to squeak through.
THere is already one conservative running against the PA Cadaver.
Toomney hasn’t made a final decision yet. I hope he doesn’t run. He’s a free trader (a big loser in PA) and, if I’m not mistaken, doesn’t live in Pennsylvania.
It must be mandated that only ONE run against Spector. I’ve read that Toomey is gearing up for a gubernatorial run.
Perhaps Toomey in 2010 then she can run against Casey in 2012?
First Toomey, then Peg Lusik, and now Diana Irey. Spector just might sneak thru the primary. Frankly I wish Spector pulls an Liberman and run as an Indie. This would cancel the big Dem vote in the Philly metro area.
I think we need more female candidates to run. I am leaning toward Irey for Pa and Steelman for MO.
lol. Can’t we find folks who have not lost to Murtha...lol. What a joke she is.
I would financially support this candidate in a heartbeat.
Is Toomey an amnesty cheerleader? The group he led sure is. If so, he can join the democrats.
Peg Lusik claims that Toomey gave her his word that he wouldn’t run and that, because of this, she won’t step aside if Toomey runs. However, perhaps Lusik would step aside for Irey.
Please, Diane Irey! Please Save Us and America from this Two-Faced, Slobbering, Antigue, Lame Brained Leftwing Demorat in RINO Camouflage! Sphincter really belongs in an Alhzheimer Wing of a Mental Institution and NOT in the Hallowed Halls of Congress:-) May Diane Irey clean Sphincter’s Clock so to speak and give Pennsylvania ONE Sane and Patriotic Senator, something We deserve Dearly!
Yeah! Get rid of Specter. Irey is one of the few politicians I sent money to.
From what I’ve read, Toomey seems the LEAST desirable.
Where can I sign up?
I have never donated to a political candidate before. And I still will not give to the RNC as long as the RINO Steele is in power.
But putting Spectre out to pasture is goal #1.
I thought Toomey let the cat out of the bag that he’d run?
I dont think Club for Growth is exactly a cheerleader for Amnesty.
better double check that
Wasn’t a vet named Toomey tapped to do this?
I am very likely to make a run for the Senate, says Pat Toomey, a former Keystone State congressman and free-market stalwart.
I'd hate to see Specter win in a three way primary. Protectionism reminds me of the 1930s & Smoot-Hawley.
Just did! Dont find anything here.
Toomey will NEVER be another Duncan Hunter. No Such thing as a PERFECT candidate. All this infighting is what got us MCCain.
Its good to see Diana’s name reappear. Lets defeat Spectre!!!
McCain,Romney,Huckabee,Guilianni,Thompson, what the hell is the difference?
Me as well, and I don't even live in Pennsylvania.
Same here, I’m from CA!
It could be very simple to win, if you can tap into dissatisfaction over Obama and Congress. The guy has been in office for 2 months and already he’s managed to lower his approval ratings below Bush in 2001.
But this will take some cunning strategy and a good media message.
Stuff that the GOP sucks at.
Okay, what did she poll?
Look, there probably isn't 10 cents worth of difference between Murtha and Spector - I'm exaggerating for effect - and what did she do that would lead one to believe that she would be more successful against Spector than would Toomey?
I'm not getting into any infighting among ourselves. I want to know which one will end arlen’s career.
Frankly, I weary of him.
HOWEVER, this is the RNC's failed "fred thompson" strategy all over again. Crowding the field to split the vote.
Several Republican conservative fundraisers have approached ...
Sources confirm they have offered to help her raise money.
DIANA! If you are reading this, remember how they treated you in 2006 and do not fall for it!
I want names of the so-called "republican conservatives" that approached her. Pat Toomey and Rick Santorum are the only 2 that I'm aware of that gave her any help at all and it wasn't that earth shattering.
As long as the scum Robert Gleason remains the PA State Republican chairman, they are not to be trusted.
~awaiting the “she’s damaged goods” crowd to infest this thread~
What's a "close-door" meeting?
I was shocked (not really) Murtha won yet again, but have no regrets contributing to Irey and will do so again if she runs against Spector.
You'll probably never know. It was, in the reporters' words..."a "close-door" meeting....a "close-door".....hahahaha!
Rules, you must obey the rules!
He was FOR running, before he was AGAINST it.
Luksik To Challenge Specter In Primary
TB: While you are mounting a challenge against Sen. Specter, you also may be running against a number of others in the race for the GOP nomination, most notably former congressman and Club for Growth President Pat Toomey. Since Mr. Toomey came close to beating Sen. Specter in 2004, would you consider dropping out of the race should he announce his intention to run?
TB: So is it correct to say that Peg Luksik is in this race all the way to the 2010 primary?
TB: How are you a better candidate for both the primary and general elections than Pat Toomey?
PL: I think that you just hit on it. I had a conversation several weeks ago with Mr. Toomey where he told me point blank that he was not running for the senate. I took him at his word, and I had no reason not to. Then the polls came out against Specter, and now it appears that he may be changing his mind.
What a joke the idiot voters are in Murtha's district who keep electing the old hog. But it is what it is. If Specatcle squeaks past the primary then vote for the Dem...(what's the difference anyway).
And Nixon lost his first run for president to Kennedy in 1960.
Is it your belief that anyone who loses is forever a "loser" and can never win from then on?
Curious theory, but it doesn't work out that way in real life.
Just where were all these fatcat Pub conservative fundraisers in '06, hmmm, when we were scrambling for every dime to try to buy Diana TV time?
Also, consider it's the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review beating this drum. They endorsed Murtha, remember?
I understand what you are saying, but if we want to beat Specter, we need a strong candidate. It might work for President but we are talking about a six term senator. Give it a shot and see if that what you think will work. I just know that this site was completely convinced she was going to beat Murtha in 2006 and he didn’t even sweat. I am for whatever is successful. Remember she would then have to run against the democrat statewide...
I mean you would think the example Reagan, Schwarzenegger,Franken, and to a large extent even Hussein Barak would give them a clue.
I would suggest Clint Eastwood or John Kruk from the Phillies.
Amen to that, Justa. I'm sure Diana isn't going to be fooled into something like this. I'd bet money Sphincter would love a half dozen conservatives to run against him in the primary. :)