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Ashley Turton: 5 Facts About the D.C. Lobbyist Found Dead in Her Car
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Posted on 01/10/2011 12:30:20 PM PST by AdamBomb

Ashley Turton, the wife of an Obama official and a lobbist, was found dead this morning in a burning car parked in her garage.

The bizarre death has D.C. wondering what happened to Turton. Authorities said her death appears to have resulted from "a low-speed crash, an unknown medical condition, the fire, or some combination of the three," the Washington Post reported.

Turton, who was 37, lived a full life. Surge Desk rounds up what we know about her so far.

1. She was one-half of a power couple Turton was married to Dan Turton, the White House's deputy director of legislative affairs for the U.S. House.Last year, Politco included them in a piece on White House aides who are married to lobbyists. The two were well-known in Democratic circles.

2. She used to work for Congress Before becoming a lobbyist, Turton served as chief of staff to Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a Democrat from Connecticut. She also spent time as an aide to Rep. Richard Gephardt.

3. She lobbied for Progress Energy After leaving the Hill, Turton began working in 2007 as a regulatory analyst for Progress Energy, a North Carolina-based utility company. Progress Energy is also in the news today because of a possible $13.7 billion merger with Duke Energy.

4. She was a family woman The Turtons have three children, as this picture from her Facebook page shows. According to neighbors, the children are all under 5 years old. The couple purchased the home in Southeast D.C. for $826,000 in 2003.

5. She will be missed by many in D.C. As news of Turton's death spread today, Powerhouse Energy issued a statement offering condolences, and friends and old co-workers took to Twitter to share their sorrow.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: ashleyturton; chiefofstaff; danturton; murder; obama; powerhouseenergy; progressenergy; rahmemanuel; rahmemanuelhome; rosadelauro; turton; vincefoster
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1 posted on 01/10/2011 12:30:22 PM PST by AdamBomb
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To: AdamBomb
Turton, who was 37, lived a full life.

This is the kind of thing you say about someone when they die at 87, not 37.

I doubt her children or her husband would agree that she lived a full life by this point.

2 posted on 01/10/2011 12:35:27 PM PST by wideawake
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To: AdamBomb

“Paging Mr. Foster. Paging Mr. Foster.”

“Will Mr. Vince Foster please pick up the White Courtesy telephone?”


3 posted on 01/10/2011 12:36:55 PM PST by MeganC (Jared Loughner - registered Democrat)
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To: wideawake

I think they meant she was busy. The story isn’t written all that well.


4 posted on 01/10/2011 12:37:30 PM PST by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: STARWISE; Nachum; Beckwith; HonestConservative

Prayers for her family.


5 posted on 01/10/2011 12:37:30 PM PST by AliVeritas (Pray. For all the latest, check out: http://directorblue.blogspot.com/)
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To: AdamBomb

Shades of Clintonesque murder casualties...


6 posted on 01/10/2011 12:38:03 PM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA, You can't fix stupid...)
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To: AdamBomb

7 posted on 01/10/2011 12:38:28 PM PST by AdamBomb
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To: AdamBomb

Obvious? Preposterous! I think that it’s obvious that the vitriol is out of control and Palin and Fox News caused this to happen. I demand an investigation to see if Palin has ever purchased gasoline and if any Fox News correspondent has ever been to D.C.

Ahem...do I need to post the sarcasm tags? Oh, and...Bush’s fault!


8 posted on 01/10/2011 12:39:33 PM PST by BigBlueJon ("And shepherds we shall be....For Thee, my Lord, for Thee....")
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To: wideawake

Prayers for the family, but where were they when this happened?


9 posted on 01/10/2011 12:40:01 PM PST by Clioman
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To: AdamBomb

Soros-cide?


10 posted on 01/10/2011 12:42:48 PM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty too! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: AdamBomb

Whoa! That doesn’t look like something that would happen in a garage in just a few seconds???


11 posted on 01/10/2011 12:44:56 PM PST by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: AdamBomb

She worked for Progress Energy:

Progress Energy (NYSE: PGN), headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., is a Fortune 500 energy company with more than 22,000 megawatts of generation capacity and approximately $10 billion in annual revenues. Progress Energy includes two major electric utilities that serve about 3.1 million customers in the Carolinas and Florida. The company has earned the Edison Electric Institute’s Edison Award, the industry’s highest honor, in recognition of its operational excellence, and was the first utility to receive the prestigious J.D. Power and Associates Founder’s Award for customer service. The company is pursuing a balanced strategy for a secure energy future, which includes aggressive energy-efficiency programs, investments in renewable energy technologies and a state-of-the-art electricity system. Progress Energy celebrated a century of service in 2008. Visit the company’s website at www.progress-energy.com.


12 posted on 01/10/2011 12:45:01 PM PST by jessduntno ("'How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think." - Adolph Hitler)
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To: AdamBomb
Turton, who was 37, lived a full life.

This is the kind of thing you say about someone when they die at 87, not 37.

I doubt her children or her husband would agree that she lived a full life by this point.

13 posted on 01/10/2011 12:45:06 PM PST by wideawake
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To: AdamBomb

Speculation on the following thread

Death of Ashley Turton...Arkancide meets the Chicago way?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2654435/posts?page=21


14 posted on 01/10/2011 12:47:09 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: AdamBomb

How does pulling into or out of your garage and hitting something cause your car to burst into flames? I mean the most anyone would expect to happen would be something along the lines of having to take the car to the body shop, and fixing or replacing whatever the heck it was you ran into.

This stinks.


15 posted on 01/10/2011 12:47:09 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: jessduntno

This was just announced:

Duke Energy and Progress Energy to Merge

- $26 Billion Transaction Will Create Nation’s Largest Utility with a Combined Enterprise Value of $65 Billion
- Diversified Generation Portfolio in Six Regulated Service Territories
- Transaction Expected to be Accretive to Adjusted Diluted Earnings in First Year

CHARLOTTE, N.C. and RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) and Progress Energy, Inc. (NYSE: PGN) announced today that both companies’ boards of directors have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement to combine the two companies in a stock-for-stock transaction. The combined company, to be called Duke Energy, will be the country’s largest utility, with:

* Approximately $65 billion in enterprise value and $37 billion in market capitalization
* The country’s largest regulated customer base, providing service to approximately 7.1 million electric customers in six regulated service territories North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio
* Approximately 57 gigawatts of domestic generating capacity from a diversified mix of coal, nuclear, natural gas, oil and renewable resources
* The largest regulated nuclear fleet in the country.

“Our industry is entering a building phase where we must invest in an array of new technologies to reduce our environmental footprints and become more efficient,” said Jim Rogers, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Duke Energy. “By merging our companies, we can do that more economically for our customers, improve shareholder value and continue to grow.

“Combining Duke Energy and Progress Energy creates a utility with greater financial strength and enhanced ability to meet our challenges head-on,” Rogers continued.

“This combination of two outstanding companies is a natural fit,” said Bill Johnson, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Progress Energy. “It makes clear strategic sense and creates exceptional value for our shareholders. Together, we can leverage our best practices to achieve even higher levels of safety, operational excellence and customer satisfaction, and save money for customers by combining our fuel purchasing power and the dispatch of our generating plants.

“This merger also provides predictable earnings and cash flows to support our dividend payments to shareholders,” Johnson added.


16 posted on 01/10/2011 12:47:34 PM PST by jessduntno ("'How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think." - Adolph Hitler)
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To: AdamBomb

“Authorities said her death appears to have resulted from “a low-speed crash, an unknown medical condition, the fire, or some combination of the three,” the Washington Post reported.”

Can anyone make sense of this sentence????? Are the setting us up for a cover up?


17 posted on 01/10/2011 12:52:59 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!)
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To: jennings2004

Huh??? It looks more like the remnants of a go-cart.


18 posted on 01/10/2011 12:55:02 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!)
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To: AFreeBird

Maybe she was on her way to Fort Marcy Park?

Ironic that Progress was bought out by Duke today...frankly, more than ironic.


19 posted on 01/10/2011 12:55:08 PM PST by Mouton
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To: Clioman

The implication seems to be that her family was home and she left the house before dawn in her vehicle, got into a slow-speed crash and the fire was noticed and called in by a neighbor.


20 posted on 01/10/2011 12:55:28 PM PST by wideawake
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To: AdamBomb
There's (what used to be) a car in that photo??

BTW, it would be interesting to know what sort of contraption those (obviously not autombile) wheels were part of.

21 posted on 01/10/2011 12:56:51 PM PST by Erasmus (Personal goal: Have a bigger carbon footprint than Tony Robbins.)
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To: AFreeBird

Unless it was a hybrid? Don’t know anything about them except that sometimes they burn.


22 posted on 01/10/2011 12:57:50 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Erasmus

I’m guessing that’s part of the overhead door framework that the car crashed through.


23 posted on 01/10/2011 1:02:35 PM PST by bereanway (I'd rather have 40 Marco Rubios than 60 Arlen Specters)
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To: Erasmus
Photobucket

Here's the "actual" crime scene(?) photograph.
24 posted on 01/10/2011 1:02:47 PM PST by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: wideawake

I think they meant to say she was living a full life. People can’t write anymore.


25 posted on 01/10/2011 1:03:09 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: wideawake
This is the kind of thing you say about someone when they die at 87, not 37.

That was speaking about the fullness of her life up to this point, as the writer detailed by everything she was and had been involved in, not the length of her life.
26 posted on 01/10/2011 1:03:27 PM PST by aruanan
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To: AdamBomb

I hate it when cars explode.


27 posted on 01/10/2011 1:06:07 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: AdamBomb

“lived a full life” ?
MSM covering for Hussein and other leftists again.

That’s like saying “Oh sure her car blew up and she burned to death, but until then, she had a very nice full life. Now everyone move on, NOTHING TO SEE HERE.”

The MSM is delusional if they think all Americans are as stupid as democrat voters.


28 posted on 01/10/2011 1:07:10 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (Read my lipstick. "No More RINOs!")
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To: wideawake
"Turton, who was 37, lived a full life. This is the kind of thing you say about someone when they die at 87, not 37."

Thats just primer for the soon to be death panels

29 posted on 01/10/2011 1:08:21 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: mlizzy

I thought her BMW was engulfed in a fire and that was how she perished. This BMW doesn’t appear to have been that severly damaged at the rear two-thirds. Was this an engine fire with heavy smoke inside causing her inability to exit and resulting in her death due to a burnt beam wedging the car in place?


30 posted on 01/10/2011 1:09:14 PM PST by KC Burke
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To: JimRed
Soros-cide?

Or Gore-cide. Garage warming did it.

31 posted on 01/10/2011 1:09:48 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

No, it’s called: Do you take Door #1, Door #2, or Door #3? This might work for a TV series :>))


32 posted on 01/10/2011 1:10:18 PM PST by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: Clioman
They were in the house.

She crashed INTO the garage at low speed and her car burned.

As a lobbyist and with a BIG merger deal pending, she may have pulled an all-nighter at work (or been partying), came home at dawn, passed out as she pulled into her driveway and just drove straight through the door into the garage

In that part of DC, driving those streets at 5AM, she may also have been a crime victim. You have to go through some real bad areas to get to the rich folks’ blocks of restored old homes. Many of those old garages are actually carriage houses from last century- pretty nice places to restore but scary streets just blocks away

If she hit gas cans in the garage, the car burned, as she was unconscious at the wheel

All speculation is breathless gossip pending a cause of death

33 posted on 01/10/2011 1:12:21 PM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
“Authorities said her death appears to have resulted from “a low-speed crash, an unknown medical condition, the fire, or some combination of the three,” the Washington Post reported.”

..., poisoned, car-bombed, murdered, or some combination of the three.
34 posted on 01/10/2011 1:14:16 PM PST by AdamBomb
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To: silverleaf
She must have driven a Ford Pinto


35 posted on 01/10/2011 1:15:10 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: AdamBomb
“Authorities said her death appears to have resulted from “a low-speed crash, an unknown medical condition, the fire, or some combination of the three,” the Washington Post reported.”

...but what caused the fire?

36 posted on 01/10/2011 1:20:07 PM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: WayneS
"...but what caused the fire?"

Why, the "unknown medical condition", of course.

37 posted on 01/10/2011 1:21:41 PM PST by SparkyBass
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To: AdamBomb
Was Ms Turton in the wrong place at the wrong time? Did she get caught overhearing something about taking out the AZ congresswomen?

Only asking because Giffords, et al shooting and this incident may be Obama's way of telling us that the 2012 elections are underway.

strongest opponent Palin is being maligned in what appears to be a concerted effort by the press and the lefties on the Internet....

Oh and notice that this is the second unbalanced college student taking a dive for the man ... involving Palin in each strike... Palin's hacker remember?

38 posted on 01/10/2011 1:22:31 PM PST by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: AdamBomb

Probably another suicide who popped herself in the back of the head three times.


39 posted on 01/10/2011 1:25:55 PM PST by Iron Munro (When a society loses its memory, it descends inevitably into dementia - Mark Steyn)
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To: wideawake

It didn’t say ‘long life.’ They meant to say she ‘had it all’ without sounding stupid.


40 posted on 01/10/2011 1:27:12 PM PST by Rippin
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To: jessduntno

“NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Duke Energy(DUK) agreed to acquire Progress Energy(PGN) on Monday in a $13.7 billion all-stock deal, which would create the largest U.S. utility company if regulators in North and South Carolina approve the deal.” I beleive I read she was a regulator with Progress
Energy if so would she have any say in this and supopsedly she was leaving at 5am to catch a plane where was she going?


41 posted on 01/10/2011 1:27:12 PM PST by funfan
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To: MeganC

Is it just me or does this sound completely insane?


42 posted on 01/10/2011 1:28:07 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: KC Burke

The story said the car was 7/8s into the garage and was at an odd angle, and they wouldn’t give any information out on the condition of her body. Hard to say what actually happened ... sure is sad though. She had little kids.


43 posted on 01/10/2011 1:30:04 PM PST by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: AdamBomb
Ashley Turton


44 posted on 01/10/2011 1:32:44 PM PST by Iron Munro (When a society loses its memory, it descends inevitably into dementia - Mark Steyn)
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To: mlizzy
Link to the picture I posted of her garage and firemen, etc.
45 posted on 01/10/2011 1:34:01 PM PST by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: Rippin
They meant to say she ‘had it all’ without sounding stupid.

Obviously, they failed.

46 posted on 01/10/2011 1:38:30 PM PST by HIDEK6
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To: Rippin
They meant to say she ‘had it all’ without sounding stupid.

Obviously, they failed.

47 posted on 01/10/2011 1:39:06 PM PST by HIDEK6
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To: silverleaf

First John Wheeler. Now Ashley Turton. Who was the “adult male” mentioned in the article who supposedly was at home when all of this occurred? And why has the husband not been heard from, nor has he made any statements to the press? In the position that he is in? And why has the White House refused comment? Mrs. Wheeler was never heard from either, on the death of her husband. Not even a report of anger or outrage. From either of the spouses. All we have is silence. The way these two “deaths” are being handled by the media and by the investigative services is very, very suspicious.


48 posted on 01/10/2011 1:41:09 PM PST by 4Runner
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To: AdamBomb
Dust the scene for Kenyan prints.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

49 posted on 01/10/2011 1:41:14 PM PST by The Comedian (Puzzling puzzle pieces precisely proliferating panoramically.)
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To: AdamBomb
Car parked at angle cuz Nissan Maxima is in the driveway. She had to navigate around the Maxima to get into the garage. She wasn't drunk, she didn't drive over a gasoline can,....we all know what happened here.








50 posted on 01/10/2011 1:43:05 PM PST by AdamBomb
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