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Those Who've Already Filed to run for Murtha's Seat
D.C.'s Political Report ^ | February 8, 2010 | no dems

Posted on 02/08/2010 3:10:02 PM PST by no dems

O.K., I know it's not Murtha's seat; that was just for clarification. That said: Those who filed to run for Murtha’s seat in PA’s 12th District before his death are:

Dems: Former Naval Officer Ryan Bucchianeri and Attorney Ron Mackell

Republicans: Activist Dave Battaglia, Businessman Tim Burns and Army Vet & ’08 nominee William T. “Bill” Russell


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 111th; 2010midterms; battaglia; billrussell; bucchianeri; conservative; demprimary; mackell; murtha; oifveterans; pa2010; russell; specialelection; timburns
Anybody know anything about any of these guys.
1 posted on 02/08/2010 3:10:03 PM PST by no dems
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To: no dems

One’s an activist? That’s all I have to know about him.


2 posted on 02/08/2010 3:12:04 PM PST by Mears
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To: no dems

Can’t think of anything good to say about Murtha.


3 posted on 02/08/2010 3:12:16 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats: the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy and Sedition)
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To: no dems

The only one who can stop Bill Russell is Wilt Chamberlain.


4 posted on 02/08/2010 3:13:14 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority ("My...health care plan is a Bolshevik plot... which will destroy America." - Barack Obama)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

LOL...


5 posted on 02/08/2010 3:14:32 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: no dems; smoothsailing
Bill Russell is a good man. About Bill Russell.

Bill Russell for Congress

PA 12th District
Bill Russell

RussellBrigade.com

Inquiries to:
POBox 630, Johnstown, PA 15907
Tel. 814-525-9171

Contact me to be added to ping list.

6 posted on 02/08/2010 3:15:08 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: no dems

Are you sure he’s an activist and not a community organizer?


7 posted on 02/08/2010 3:15:23 PM PST by highlander_UW (Obama has lost or not saved over 4 million jobs!)
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To: no dems; maggief; PennsylvaniaMom

Russell ran against him last election IIRC. Came closer than others have.


8 posted on 02/08/2010 3:16:23 PM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Question Liberal Authority
The only one who can stop Bill Russell is Wilt Chamberlain.

Really? I found him rather easy to get past with a well hit line drive.


9 posted on 02/08/2010 3:17:28 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: Question Liberal Authority
The only one who can stop Bill Russell is Wilt Chamberlain.

Well then I would say that Bill is in pretty good shape.

10 posted on 02/08/2010 3:18:12 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: jazusamo

Wasn’t Russell ahead until the “late-how many do we need” vote came in? McCain beat Obama in the district.


11 posted on 02/08/2010 3:18:34 PM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Ouderkirk

Can’t think of anything good to say about Murtha

He’s dead. Sorry I couldn’t resist.


12 posted on 02/08/2010 3:20:49 PM PST by Recon Dad ( USMC SSgt Patrick O - 3rd Afghanistan Deployment - Day 110)
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To: no dems

What happened to Diana Irey? I thought she was a good candidate.


13 posted on 02/08/2010 3:22:05 PM PST by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be your slave.)
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To: hoosiermama

The polling late in the campaign showed Bill Russell near even with Murtha and Murtha panicked. He called in a lot of chits and Rats came out of the woodwork to donate big money. Don’t know if he would have beat Murtha without the help at the last minute for him but Murtha was scared.


14 posted on 02/08/2010 3:22:41 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: no dems

I’m just north of “Former” Murtha’s district. Are any of the people running for this seat a farmer, blacksmith or cooper? NO!!! They are all ATTORNEYS. Enough said. Prove me wrong! Where’s Edgar Snyder? Can’t he sue someone for wrongful death? He should sue himself, the kike that he is.


15 posted on 02/08/2010 3:22:45 PM PST by hkp123
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To: no dems

In the Nov 08 election Bill Russell ran against Murtha.
There were many posts about him and how we should support
I did. Now is the chance to add one more of our kind to the House. Support Bil.


16 posted on 02/08/2010 3:24:37 PM PST by TaMoDee
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To: Question Liberal Authority

LOL...took me a few minutes QLA, but, I got it. That’s a good one.


17 posted on 02/08/2010 3:27:02 PM PST by no dems (If you think Obama is a better President than Sarah Palin would be, lay down the crack pipe.)
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To: jazusamo; All
Seems as though Bill Russell has paid his dues. He might be the guy we need to get behind for the Special Election in May to fill the seat.
18 posted on 02/08/2010 3:28:39 PM PST by no dems (If you think Obama is a better President than Sarah Palin would be, lay down the crack pipe.)
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To: highlander_UW

I only know what I printed. But, I doubt he’s a Community Organizer; if he was, he’d be running for President.


19 posted on 02/08/2010 3:29:37 PM PST by no dems (If you think Obama is a better President than Sarah Palin would be, lay down the crack pipe.)
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To: Haiku Guy

Diana Irey was a good candidate in ‘06 but she did not run in ‘08 and has not filed, as of yet, for ‘10.


20 posted on 02/08/2010 3:31:23 PM PST by no dems (If you think Obama is a better President than Sarah Palin would be, lay down the crack pipe.)
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To: hkp123
I was going to reply to your post until I saw the racial slur at the end.......the kike that he is.
21 posted on 02/08/2010 3:34:44 PM PST by no dems (If you think Obama is a better President than Sarah Palin would be, lay down the crack pipe.)
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To: Ouderkirk
"Can’t think of anything good to say about Murtha."

There is an awesome park up in Murtha's district, Fort Necessity. It commeorates Washington's first military battle.

The place literally looks like a million bucks ~ probably 2. Murth's name is featured on a giant plaque as you leave the building.

On the day that I visited there were like 4 other people there. Left to exist via it's own resources ~ and the free market ~ the place would never exist. Since you and I paid for it, money was not a consideration.

In all seriousness, this is a very nice museum, dedicated to a very important event. If you are able to you should visit and spend a little money in Fayette County, PA. It's a nice place. The folks that I met in Murtha's district were the salt of the earth ~ great folks. I hope that it serves them well.

Regardless, no fiscal restraint was employed in this project.


22 posted on 02/08/2010 3:34:55 PM PST by incredulous joe ( “Peace begins with a smile.” - Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
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To: no dems
I believe Bill Russell is the man to get behind. Here's a thread on the special election.

John Murtha dies, special election looms (McCain carried PA-12)

23 posted on 02/08/2010 3:36:39 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Haiku Guy

Filing deadline is March 9, primary is May 18.


24 posted on 02/08/2010 3:36:55 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: no dems

I donated to Bill Russell last time around. A good man. He would have won if Murtha hadn’t bought the district.


25 posted on 02/08/2010 3:42:52 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: no dems; All
GOP Candidate Bill Russell asks for prayers for Murtha's family.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2447080/posts

26 posted on 02/08/2010 3:42:54 PM PST by no dems (If you think Obama is a better President than Sarah Palin would be, lay down the crack pipe.)
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To: no dems

Tim Burns is the local favorite


27 posted on 02/08/2010 3:52:12 PM PST by Despot of the Delta
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To: hoosiermama

Are there any political number-crunchers assessing the electability of all these guys who threw their hats in the ring so precipitously? Does Bill Russell have any apparent advantage by virtue of name recognition after the ‘08 election?


28 posted on 02/08/2010 3:53:25 PM PST by ArmyTeach ( ...speak true, right the wrong, follow the King Tennyson)
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To: jazusamo

DO you how big Mertha’s war chest is as of today? AND who gets that money?


29 posted on 02/08/2010 3:55:17 PM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Despot of the Delta

Tim Burns is the local favorite
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On what do you base that, Depot of the Delta? Sounds like a lot of folks really like Bill Russell.


30 posted on 02/08/2010 4:00:38 PM PST by no dems (If you think Obama is a better President than Sarah Palin would be, lay down the crack pipe.)
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To: hoosiermama

Looks like he had $388,212 in cash as of 12-31-09.

I don’t know what the law says about where it goes.

http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00001408


31 posted on 02/08/2010 4:01:40 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Recon Dad

EEE’s not DEAD he is just SLEEPING! (Monty Python at their finest)


32 posted on 02/08/2010 4:01:55 PM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: hkp123; no dems
I’m just north of “Former” Murtha’s district. Are any of the people running for this seat a farmer, blacksmith or cooper? NO!!! They are all ATTORNEYS.Prove me wrong!

Bill Russell is a career Army Ranger, you idiot.

33 posted on 02/08/2010 4:04:34 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: hoosiermama; All
DO you how big Mertha’s (sp) war chest is as of today? AND who gets that money? ______________________________________________________________ Those are good questions hoosiermama. Does anybody know the answer to either one or both of these questions?
34 posted on 02/08/2010 4:04:35 PM PST by no dems (If you think Obama is a better President than Sarah Palin would be, lay down the crack pipe.)
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To: no dems
Ooh...it does appear that the nominees for the special election are chosen by political parties.

Candidates to fill vacancies in the offices of Representative in Congress, Senator and Representative in the General Assembly and member of the council or legislative body of any city, borough, town or township shall be nominated by political parties, in accordance with the party rules relating to the filling of vacancies, by means of nomination certificates, in the form prescribed in section 630 of this act; and by political bodies, by means of nomination papers, in accordance with the provisions of sections 951, 952 and 954 of this act. [Said] Except as provided in subsection (b), said nomination certificates and nomination papers for the office of Representative in Congress, Senator and Representative in the General Assembly shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth not later than fifty (50) days prior to the date of the special election,

Theoretically someone could win the remainder of the term on May 18 and lose the nomination for the full term.

35 posted on 02/08/2010 4:09:01 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: no dems

We need that hot Diane something that ran against him a few years ago.


36 posted on 02/08/2010 4:27:44 PM PST by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: Despot of the Delta
Tim Burns is the local favorite

Hardly

37 posted on 02/08/2010 4:28:15 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: jazusamo; no dems

IMO It would be a good idea for local people to keep an eye on it....NOW before it’s spent or moved into off shore accounts.

At the very least check with local lawyers to see what’s up!


38 posted on 02/08/2010 4:53:18 PM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: no dems; fieldmarshaldj

It looks like Bill Russell is the candidate to rally around. I had hoped that Diana Irey would give it another try, but that looks unlikely.


39 posted on 02/08/2010 5:36:51 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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