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Irey approached to run against Specter
The Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | February 26, 2009

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.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 2010; diana; dianairey; irey; specter
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1 posted on 03/14/2009 9:27:18 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Clintonfatigued

Not THAT would be too cool!


2 posted on 03/14/2009 9:28:23 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; Norman Bates; ExTexasRedhead; justiceseeker93; BillyBoy; ...

I think this should be encouraged.


3 posted on 03/14/2009 9:28:51 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Being condemned for corruption by Mexico is like being lectured on morals by the adult film industy)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Diana Irey

Hey hey, Diana!!


4 posted on 03/14/2009 9:29:36 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Too bad voters were too dumb not to vote for Murthraitor.

Hope Diana kicks Arlen's rear.

5 posted on 03/14/2009 9:29:40 AM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "In Alaska we eat therefore we hunt.")
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To: Clintonfatigued
What of Toomey?

I see the conservatives splitting the Conservative vote, and Spector using divide and conquer strategy to squeak through.

6 posted on 03/14/2009 9:29:42 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

THere is already one conservative running against the PA Cadaver.


7 posted on 03/14/2009 9:30:36 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Kansas58; bill1952

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.


8 posted on 03/14/2009 9:31:10 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Being condemned for corruption by Mexico is like being lectured on morals by the adult film industy)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Coop

where’s COOP


9 posted on 03/14/2009 9:32:15 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Kansas58

Good point.
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?


10 posted on 03/14/2009 9:32:26 AM PDT by LeavingNewYork
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To: Clintonfatigued

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.


11 posted on 03/14/2009 9:34:26 AM PDT by yongin (The Messiah's economic policy is a Katrina waiting to happen)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Specter is the scum of the GOP, and another whore of the DNC and its murky coverups.


12 posted on 03/14/2009 9:34:30 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Clintonfatigued

lol. Can’t we find folks who have not lost to Murtha...lol. What a joke she is.


13 posted on 03/14/2009 9:36:02 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Clintonfatigued

I would financially support this candidate in a heartbeat.


14 posted on 03/14/2009 9:36:04 AM PDT by oust the louse (This Country now has a smelly BO problem.....)
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To: LeavingNewYork

Is Toomey an amnesty cheerleader? The group he led sure is. If so, he can join the democrats.


15 posted on 03/14/2009 9:36:49 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: yongin; fieldmarshaldj; pissant

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.


16 posted on 03/14/2009 9:37:01 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Being condemned for corruption by Mexico is like being lectured on morals by the adult film industy)
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To: Clintonfatigued

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!


17 posted on 03/14/2009 9:37:30 AM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Great President George W. Bush)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Yeah! Get rid of Specter. Irey is one of the few politicians I sent money to.


18 posted on 03/14/2009 9:38:09 AM PDT by rom (Obama '12 slogan: Let's keep on hopin'!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

From what I’ve read, Toomey seems the LEAST desirable.


19 posted on 03/14/2009 9:38:55 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Clintonfatigued

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.


20 posted on 03/14/2009 9:39:50 AM PDT by fzx12345 (Please use your tax refund to support life.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I thought Toomey let the cat out of the bag that he’d run?


21 posted on 03/14/2009 9:40:02 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: pissant

I dont think Club for Growth is exactly a cheerleader for Amnesty.


22 posted on 03/14/2009 9:42:24 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: CPT Clay

better double check that


23 posted on 03/14/2009 9:44:17 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Wasn’t a vet named Toomey tapped to do this?


24 posted on 03/14/2009 9:47:56 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Clintonfatigued
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.

Toomey Can Put Specter Out of GOP’s Misery

“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.

25 posted on 03/14/2009 10:02:32 AM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: pissant

Just did! Dont find anything here.

http://www.clubforgrowth.org/key_vote_alert/

Toomey will NEVER be another Duncan Hunter. No Such thing as a PERFECT candidate. All this infighting is what got us MCCain.


26 posted on 03/14/2009 10:04:54 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: neverdem

Its good to see Diana’s name reappear. Lets defeat Spectre!!!


27 posted on 03/14/2009 10:06:44 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
I don't see how a conservative is going to win in Penna. Rick Santorum got his rear end handed to him in the last election.
28 posted on 03/14/2009 10:12:48 AM PDT by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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To: CPT Clay; pissant
All this infighting is what got us MCCain.

McCain,Romney,Huckabee,Guilianni,Thompson, what the hell is the difference?

29 posted on 03/14/2009 10:14:38 AM PDT by upsdriver
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To: rom
Irey is one of the few politicians I sent money to.

Me as well, and I don't even live in Pennsylvania.

30 posted on 03/14/2009 10:15:14 AM PDT by OCC
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To: OCC

Same here, I’m from CA!


31 posted on 03/14/2009 10:15:39 AM PDT by rom (Obama '12 slogan: Let's keep on hopin'!)
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To: pnh102

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.


32 posted on 03/14/2009 10:17:12 AM PDT by rom (Obama '12 slogan: Let's keep on hopin'!)
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To: Clintonfatigued
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.

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.

33 posted on 03/14/2009 10:20:33 AM PDT by bill1952 (Power is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Clintonfatigued; smoothsailing; jazusamo; RedRover; GitmoSailor
As many of you may remember, I am a HUGE fan of Diana Irey!!!

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.

34 posted on 03/14/2009 10:21:36 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Clintonfatigued

~awaiting the “she’s damaged goods” crowd to infest this thread~


35 posted on 03/14/2009 10:22:06 AM PDT by jla
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To: Clintonfatigued
One strategist said of the close-door meeting...

What's a "close-door" meeting?

FMCDH(BITS)

36 posted on 03/14/2009 10:23:46 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: rom

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.


37 posted on 03/14/2009 10:24:36 AM PDT by OCC
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To: Just A Nobody
I want names of the so-called "republican conservatives" that approached her.

You'll probably never know. It was, in the reporters' words..."a "close-door" meeting....a "close-door".....hahahaha!

FMCDH(BITS)

38 posted on 03/14/2009 10:26:32 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Rules, you must obey the rules!


39 posted on 03/14/2009 10:36:46 AM PDT by aShepard (Maybe 12/6 is the time to launch a constitutional amendment that lays out POTUS requirements!)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Toomney hasn’t made a final decision yet.

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?

PL: No.

TB: So is it correct to say that Peg Luksik is in this race all the way to the 2010 primary?

PL: Yes!

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.

40 posted on 03/14/2009 10:38:09 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: nothingnew
I know...I know...we are just the sheeple being hearded by the masters shepherds.
41 posted on 03/14/2009 10:40:02 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: napscoordinator
Can’t we find folks who have not lost to Murtha...lol. What a joke she is.

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).

42 posted on 03/14/2009 10:43:27 AM PDT by tflabo
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To: napscoordinator
lol. Can’t we find folks who have not lost to Murtha...lol. What a joke she is.

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.

43 posted on 03/14/2009 11:01:14 AM PDT by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: Just A Nobody
Diana's not gonna run, Justa. Although I'm sure the attention gives her a giggle.

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?

44 posted on 03/14/2009 11:08:52 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: capt. norm

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...


45 posted on 03/14/2009 11:10:18 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: CPT Clay

http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/2007/02/club-for-growth-and-2008-presidential.html


46 posted on 03/14/2009 11:11:58 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Clintonfatigued
At what point will the retards over at the RNC understand that they need to run celebrities in order to win?

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.

47 posted on 03/14/2009 11:13:15 AM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: Just A Nobody
As long as the scum Robert Gleason remains the PA State Republican chairman, they are not to be trusted.

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. :)

48 posted on 03/14/2009 11:27:27 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Just A Nobody; Clintonfatigued
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MACHINE GUN MOMMA!!!

49 posted on 03/14/2009 11:29:08 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: jazusamo
ping to 44 & 49. ;-)
50 posted on 03/14/2009 11:32:00 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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