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  • Irey approached to run against Specter

    03/14/2009 9:27:18 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 92 replies · 2,016+ views
    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.
  • Stand Up to Jack Murtha! (Email To Support Diana Irey)

    09/27/2006 10:39:22 AM PDT · by Syncro · 17 replies · 1,846+ views
    Email From Howard Kaloogian ^ | Sept 25, 2006 | Howard Kaloogian
      Sent: Monday, September 25, 2006 12:16 PM Subject:  Stand Up to Jack Murtha! To my good friends:I've had the privilege to work with many of you on a number of important causes over the years. Well now we have something else we need to do - another project that requires us to work together. We've got to help Diana Irey win her race for Congress - and DEFEAT Congressman Jack Murtha.Diana is an exemplary candidate and an upstanding woman. She supports our troops and their missions. She supports securing our nation's borders. And as a County Commissioner in her...
  • John Murtha uses 9/11 to brag about pork

    09/11/2006 8:23:18 AM PDT · by xpertskir · 58 replies · 1,354+ views
    John Murtha is using the 5 year anniversary of 9/11 to brag about his abilities to throw pork at any problem that comes his way. Instead of offering a solemn note of remembrance, he has instead decided to generate a list of all the monies he has directed to the Flight 93 memorial(located in his district). This proves one thing, not only has John Murtha forgotten about exactly what happened on the fateful day 5 years ago, he has also neglected to realize how it has changed the world. I guess it wasn’t enough to use thousands of dead U.S....
  • Matthews Irate at Irey: 'I Don't Need to Be Reminded' My Brother GOP Candidate

    08/17/2006 8:07:57 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 98 replies · 3,513+ views
    Hardball/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein August 17, 2006 - 22:56 If I ever knew that Chris Matthews' brother Jim Matthews is the Republican candidate for Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania, I had forgotten. Chris manifestly has not, and on this evening's Hardball peevishly berated another Republican who had the audacity to bring the fact to his attention. After interviewing Dem Congressman Jack Murtha, Matthews had Murtha's Republican challenger Diana Irey on as a guest. Before getting into substance, Matthews testily alluded to the fact that Irey's campaign manager had sent Matthews a press release with proposed questions for Murtha. First on the list:...
  • Irey in town: Murtha rival sets up shop

    08/16/2006 4:43:35 AM PDT · by W04Man · 41 replies · 714+ views
    The Tribune-Democrat ^ | 8/15/06 | MIKE FAHER
    It is no accident that Republican congressional candidate Diana Irey has opened a campaign office in U.S. Rep. John Murtha’s backyard. But rather than an attempt to gain a foothold in the powerful Democrat’s hometown, Irey says she simply needed a headquarters for a local campaign movement that has a full head of steam. “We’re signing up more and more volunteers every day,” the Washington County commissioner said Tuesday. Irey opened an office in a complex off Eisenhower Boulevard, Richland Township. It is her only other office aside from her campaign headquarters in Monongahela, Washington County.
  • Big Mac Attack (Diana Irey uses Mickey D's)

    08/15/2006 4:17:07 AM PDT · by W04Man · 17 replies · 896+ views
    CNN ^ | August 14, 2006 | Mark Preston
    <p>In a new take on the phrase, "The quickest way to a person's heart is through their stomach," Diana Irey was hunting for votes Sunday with good old fashioned hamburgers -- Big Macs that is.</p> <p>Irey is challenging Rep. Jack Murtha (D-Pennsylvania), the ardent hawk who now is calling for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, for his southwest Pennsylvania House seat.</p>
  • Gore Family Dinner FReep

    08/13/2006 12:58:33 PM PDT · by bert · 109 replies · 4,672+ views
    08/13/06 | bert
    On Saturday evening August 12, 2006 The Gore Family Dinner was held at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville with John Murtha as the primary speaker. The gathering of Gorons was Freeped by three stalwarts who took position across the street from the main entry. These Freepers were Girl angler and husband and Bert. The Freep line was short but seemed proportional to the attendees. The paper said hundreds attended but that seemed considerably inflated.
  • IREY TO MURTHA: MUST YOU DEMAND AN ISRAELI SURRENDER,TOO?

    08/09/2006 2:51:02 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 66 replies · 1,703+ views
    Diana Irey for Congress website ^ | 8-9-06 | Diana Irey statement
    IREY TO MURTHA: MUST YOU DEMAND AN ISRAELI SURRENDER, TOO? Wednesday, August 09, 2006 (MONONGAHELA, August 9) -- Washington County Commissioner and Pennsylvania 12th district Republican Congressional nominee Diana Irey -- continuing her focus on Jack Murtha's stated desire for Israel to lay down its arms and stop defending itself against attacks from Marine-murdering Hezbollah terrorists in southern Lebanon -- today released the following statement: "One week ago, Jack Murtha said he wanted an immediate cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah. He has said nothing since then to indicate he has rethought his position. "So I have a question for him...
  • Diana Irey on HANNITY & COLMES VIDEO AVAILABLE on FoxNews

    08/05/2006 4:36:18 AM PDT · by W04Man · 14 replies · 772+ views
    Fox News Channel ^ | 08/05/06 | Fox News Channel
    Diana Irey, running against Congressman John Murtha was on Hannity & Colmes last night. Here is the link to the video from their web site:Link to Video
  • MURTHA "LASHES OUT." AGAIN.

    08/02/2006 2:54:15 PM PDT · by Just A Nobody · 111 replies · 2,717+ views
    Irey for Congress ^ | August 2, 2006 | Irey for Congress
    MONONGAHELA, August 2) -- Washington County Commissioner and Pennsylvania 12th district Republican Congressional nominee Diana Irey -- responding to Jack Murtha's statement today that "I don't blame the staff sergeant for lashing out," in response to a law suit filed against Murtha by Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich, claiming defamation -- today released the following statement: "'I don't blame the staff sergeant for lashing out.' "That's what Jack Murtha had to say today, responding to news that Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich has sued Murtha for defamation of character and libel. "'Lashing out?' Filing a lawsuit for libel and defamation is not...
  • Meeting Diana Irey @ Walter Reed

    08/01/2006 11:41:52 AM PDT · by W04Man · 48 replies · 4,695+ views
    Vets4Irey.com ^ | 08/01/06 | O. P. Ditch
    Diana Irey Visits Walter Reed Hospital By: O. P. Ditch, Col USAF (ret) Vets4Irey.com We met her at a McDonalds near the Hospital - what a down to earth Lady. Can you imagine the "cut & runner" doing that? Well, it was a brief introduction, I hadn't had the pleasure of meeting her to that point. But I was most impressed with her genuineness, pleasant personality and intelligence. She is very easy to talk to and she was very interested in our ideas for helping with her campaign. So don't be shy with your recommendations, she's a good listener....
  • A 21st Century Energy Policy (Diana Irey)

    07/28/2006 10:00:44 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 55 replies · 710+ views
    Diana Irey for Congress ^ | 7-17-06 | Diana Irey
    A 21st Century Energy Policy Monday, July 17, 2006 For too long, our dependence on oil -- particularly foreign oil -- has shaped our foreign and national security policy. For too long, we have allowed ourselves to be dependent on the whims of foreign dictators whose nations control vital supplies of a resource we need, often times in parts of the world where instability leads to the supply disruptions that can wreak havoc on energy costs. For too long, moreover, our dependence on foreign oil has meant that we have, in effect, been funding both sides in the Global War...
  • SavetheSoldiers.com Launches Censure Murtha Petition

    07/27/2006 7:42:44 AM PDT · by noodlehead · 3 replies · 614+ views
    CensureMurtha.com ^ | July 27 | Noodlehead & Mullah Bruce
    SavetheSoldiers.com Launches Censure Murtha Petition SavetheSoldiers.com, a web community committed to supporting the U.S Military and most importantly the officers, Marines and soldiers who are doing the fighting, has placed a petition online to censure Congressman John Murtha. The petition can be reached at www.censuremurtha.com."This is about decency not politics. We ask people regardless of political affiliation to send a message that this conduct will not be tolerated and there will be a price to pay. We ask all Americans of good conscious to support our effort against Mr. Murtha and remain vigilant against any politician or publication that...
  • To raise profile, Murtha will stump for 41 Dems

    Wednesday July 26, 2006 Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.), who has suspended his race to become majority leader in the event that the Democrats capture the House, plans to campaign in 41 races around the country where he said party leaders believe he can be helpful. This is a dramatic increase in activity for Murtha, who did not campaign for House candidates in 2004, according to his spokeswoman. Helping Democratic candidates could pay dividends in a race for majority leader against Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.). Murtha says he thinks such a race is likely and told The Hill that if...
  • Murtha: US Staying in Iraq Helps Potential Enemies

    07/21/2006 7:06:50 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 53 replies · 1,677+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 7-21-06 | Randy Hall
    Murtha: US Staying in Iraq Helps Potential Enemies By Randy Hall CNSNews.com Staff Writer/Editor July 21, 2006 (CNSNews.com) - Pennsylvania anti-war Congressman John Murtha Thursday said the U.S. military's continued presence in Iraq is emboldening America's potential enemies by depleting American resources that could be used in other conflicts around the world. "Who wants us in Iraq? North Korea, Iran, China, Russia and al Qaeda," Murtha told a luncheon gathering in Washington, D.C. Those entities, he added, believe that "as a nation, we are distracted, and as a world superpower, we're depleting our resources." (See Video at article link above)...
  • email from DCCC/Jack Murtha, bashing Republicans

    07/14/2006 7:57:31 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 37 replies · 690+ views
    Dear Friend, To all the Republicans who sit in their air-conditioned offices and talk of the courage it takes for them to keep young kids in harm's way -- I say enough. Karl Rove talking about "cutting and running" while he sits on his big, fat backside-saying "stay the course." I say enough! That's not a plan! We've got to have a new direction, and it's clear we need more Democrats in Congress to get that done. No matter how obvious the mistakes in Iraq become, or how many Americans get fed up, Republicans in Congress and the White House...
  • IREY TO MURTHA: HAVE YOU NO DECENCY, SIR?

    07/10/2006 11:00:43 AM PDT · by xpertskir · 130 replies · 3,669+ views
    Diana Irey For Congress ^ | 7/10/06 | Diana Irey
    IREY TO MURTHA: HAVE YOU NO DECENCY, SIR? Congressman’s latest instance of reckless disregard for truth slurs American civilians trying to help establish democracy in Iraq (MONONGAHELA, July 10) – Washington County Commissioner and Pennsylvania 12th district Republican Congressional nominee Diana Irey – responding to a statement by U.S. Rep. Jack Murtha, in which Murtha suggested that Irey is running for Congress because she and her husband are “benefiting from this war” – today released the following statement: “Today I have a simple question to ask Jack Murtha: Have you no decency, sir? “Jack Murtha’s comments in yesterday morning’s Tribune-Democrat...
  • Knaves: Rep. John Murtha, who tried to back away from anti-American comments he made last month

    07/09/2006 11:16:51 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 71 replies · 2,031+ views
    On June 24, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that Mr. Murtha told a townhall meeting in Miami that the "American presence in Iraq is more dangerous to world peace than nuclear threats from North Korea or Iran." Newspapers across the country, including this one, as well as columnists, bloggers and pundits criticized Mr. Murtha based on the Sun-Sentinel's article. Mr. Murtha, however, said he was misquoted and succeeded in soliciting a retraction from the Sun-Sentinel's editors. But despite the Sun-Sentinel's backtracking, the initial characterization of Mr. Murtha's comments was correct, as a video of the town hall meeting makes clear....
  • Gunnery Sgt Grinstead Slams Murtha on Fox News Channnel (see Video)

    07/08/2006 5:18:30 AM PDT · by W04Man · 39 replies · 2,800+ views
    Fox News Channel ^ | 07/07/06 | Fox News Channel
    Gunnery Sgt Kurt Grinstead, who recently wrote an open letter to Congressman John Murtha appeared on Fox News Channel last night on the Cavuto Show (Cavuto was out). Stuart Varney was substituting.Fox News Video Link
  • Vets For Diana Irey has website running

    07/03/2006 7:31:35 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 57 replies · 1,246+ views
    "Marines are innocent until proven guilty" "Murtha has lost his way"
  • Murtha's Anti-War Role Could Imperil Him at Home

    06/28/2006 7:55:00 PM PDT · by Patriot814 · 80 replies · 1,575+ views
    Human events Online ^ | Jun 28, 2006 | Robert Novak
    Rep. John Murtha (D.-Pa.) appears to be suffering "Daschle-itis," a figurative disease which makes entrenched incumbents become national celebrities and, in the process, risk alienating the voters that put them in office. Since seizing his party's anti-war mantle, Murtha has become a great draw for Democratic fundraisers, helping his party boost its prospects for a congressional takeover. Naturally, this helps his party-leadership bid as well. But at the same time, his outspokenness made him a huge target for the Internet right. His district went for John Kerry with only 51% in 2004. What originally seemed like a long-shot bid by...
  • Irey to Appear on FOX Across America--FOX News Radio 6-26 (3PM TODAY)

    06/26/2006 7:49:41 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 36 replies · 612+ views
    Washington County Commissioner and Pennsylvania 12th district Republican Congressional nominee Diana Irey – the woman standing up to U.S. Rep. Jack Murtha – will make a national media appearance Monday afternoon on the FOX News Radio show, "FOX Across America," hosted by Mary Walter. WHO: PA-12 GOP candidate Diana Irey WHAT: Guest appearance on "FOX Across America," hosted by Mary Walter WHEN: Monday, June 26, 2006 3:00 PM EDT WHERE: nationally syndicated XM Satellite radio Channel 168
  • Irey to Appear on "Mike Gallagher Show" and Fox News Channel 6-22

    06/22/2006 8:16:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies · 1,326+ views
    , Diana Irey for Congress ^ | June 22 | Mike Gallagher
    Washington County Commissioner and Pennsylvania 12th district Republican Congressional nominee Diana Irey – the woman standing up to U.S. Rep. Jack Murtha – will make two national media appearances today: first as an in-studio guest on Mike Gallagher’s nationally-syndicated Salem Communications radio show, and then as an in-studio guest on FOX News Channel’s “Dayside.” WHO: PA-12 GOP candidate Diana Irey WHAT: Guest appearance on “The Mike Gallagher Show” WHEN: Tuesday, June 22, 2006 10:05 AM EDT WHERE: 200+ radio stations around the country
  • IN MURTHA'S OWN WORDS ( We can defend Iraq from Okinawa )

    06/19/2006 11:54:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 104 replies · 2,518+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | June 18, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    Ian's got the video of Murtha on Meet The Press. Transcript here. After criticizing Karl Rove's "fat backside," Murtha put forth his fat-headed Okinawa plan: MR. RUSSERT: You say redeploy. Again, Mr. Rove challenges that comment. Let’s listen and give you again a chance to respond to the White House. (Videotape, Monday): MR. ROVE: Congressman Murtha said, “Let’s redeploy them immediately to another country in the Middle East. Let’s get out of Iraq and go to another country.” My question is, what country would take us? What country would say after the United States cut and run from Iraq, what...
  • Is Murtha in Trouble at Home?

    06/16/2006 6:32:27 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 209 replies · 6,555+ views
    Is Murtha in Trouble at Home? There are troubling signs building for the anti-war, anti-military hawk... Warren "Bones" Bonesteel Sgt USMC 1976-1983 writes in explaining the position the Representative Hawk finds himself in: Diana Irey is becoming a serious contender.Vets for Irey has video of Diana and a place for veterans to sign up to help in her campaign to "Dump Murtha." The primaries for the 12th District were held on the 16th of May. Most of Murtha's public words and appearances about Haditha occurred afterwards. His allegations are since proving to be less than accurate. In a portion...
  • Live Thread - Interview with Commissioner and GOP Candidate, Diana Irey (Seeking Jack Murtha's seat)

    06/14/2006 4:49:18 PM PDT · by Coop · 233 replies · 19,149+ views
    Irey for Congress ^ | 6/14/06 | FR/Irey for Congress
    <p>Washington County (PA) Commissioner Diana Irey, running for PA's 12th District Congressional seat against Rep. Jack Murtha, is joining us for a live question and answer session beginning at 8:00 pm EDT on June 14th.</p> <p>Beginning June 5th questions for Diana Irey were solicited and received from the Free Republic (FR) audience. Late on June 12th 37 questions from 24 posters were compiled and forwarded to two FR moderators and Diana Irey’s staff. No questions were removed for being judged as too easy, too difficult, etc. Some grammar corrections were made, and any editorial insertions are noted by brackets.</p>
  • John Murtha - First the guilty verdict, then the trial

    06/02/2006 10:34:05 AM PDT · by ncountylee · 20 replies · 475+ views
    canadafreepress ^ | June 2, 2006 | John Burtis
    Yep, Judge John Murtha, one time war hero, Democratic activist, anti-war recidivist, former Marine, Kerry crony, and the latest golden boy in the liberal press, has pronounced that the activities in Haditha, Iraq, constitute a war crime and that all the participants are guilty of murder. Further, just to make sure that my father’s generation is riddled with war criminals as well as the Vietnam generation, whose veterans were so successfully sullied by the likes of John Kerry and Oliver Stone, with additional help from Ms. Jane Fonda nee Hanoi, Mr. Murtha also announced a bit ago that the Allies...
  • Veterans can now show their support for Diana Irey, against John Murtha

    05/31/2006 1:46:00 PM PDT · by W04Man · 154 replies · 2,061+ views
    Veterans for Diana Irey ^ | 05/31/2006 | W04Man
    Veterans can now show their support for Diana Irey, running in the 12th PA District against John Murtha. They can sign up on the web site Vets4Irey.com It has been reported that Murtha has made many comments about the Iraqi situation to include: "there's no progress at all", "it's worse than it was prewar", "we should immediately redeploy", "War cannot be won on the ground", "I have said it's a civil war", "We cannot win this militarily. Our tactics themselves keep us from winning," These have all undermined our military's efforts in Iraq and tend to demoralize our troops....
  • Diana Irey Statement Honoring Active Military on Armed Forces Day

    05/20/2006 5:45:51 PM PDT · by Just A Nobody · 39 replies · 464+ views
    Irey for Congress website ^ | May 20, 2006 | Jason Davidek
    Armed Forces Day FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jason Davidek MAY 20, 2006 DIANA IREY STATEMENT HONORING ACTIVE MILITARY ON ARMED FORCES DAY MONONGAHELA, PA – Washington County Commissioner and Republican Congressional nominee Diana Irey extends her sincere appreciation and gratitude to the brave men and women in uniform who serve and protect our country so valiantly. “Armed Forces Day serves as a chance for Americans to stand up and show their support for our military personnel as they fight to protect the freedom that serves as the foundation of this country,” Irey said. Armed Forces Day was created in 1949...
  • Murtha speech gets cheers and jeers (Cut & Run Tour Fizzles on Home Turf)

    05/14/2006 9:21:57 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 90 replies · 2,207+ views
    The Pitssburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 5-14-06 | Richard Robbins
      Murtha speech gets cheers and jeers By Richard Robbins TRIBUNE-REVIEW Sunday, May 14, 2006 U.S. Rep. John P. Murtha -- one of the most vocal critics of President Bush's handling of the war in Iraq -- drew cheers and boos during his commencement speech at Seton Hill University on Saturday when he once again called for the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops. "We don't care. This isn't about graduation," Leonard Pierce, of North Huntingdon, the parent of a graduate, called out several times from the audience. The catcalls prompted shouts from other audience members that Murtha should be allowed...
  • Diana Irey to be guest on Quinn & Rose (The War Room), Wednesday May 3rd (Irey vs. Murtha)

    05/02/2006 3:33:53 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 15 replies · 1,683+ views
    Irey for Congress Campaign
    Diana Irey will be a guest on the Quinn & Rose morning drive-time radio show, Wednesday May 3rd.The show airs from 6am-9am EST on Clear Channel 104.7FM and around the world on satellite xm channel 165. Diana will be on during the 8am-8:30am segment.Info on the station is available at warroom.com
  • Jack Murtha Provides Democrats With Leadership, Message

    03/28/2006 2:03:16 PM PST · by freema · 66 replies · 1,065+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 27, 2006 | Martin Frost
    Students, today’s class in Congress 101 may be the most important of this semester. It deals with how the public dialogue is managed by Congressional leaders. ~~~ For his 32-year congressional career, Jack Murtha has always answered the call for our military. Whenever our military needs anything for our troops they go to Murtha, who is ranking member and former chairman of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. And it is universally considered that he speaks for the Marine Corps in Washington. It is highly unlikely he would have taken his outspoken position on our involvement in Iraq had he not...
  • John Murtha is a Liberal! (with research on Murtha's liberal record)

    03/12/2006 5:01:44 PM PST · by PStone · 5 replies · 464+ views
    The Author's research | 03/12/06 | PStone
    As we know, John Murtha is out of the closet as a leftist on the War on Terror. His foreign policy record before that shameful day was still pretty darned leftist. But, Murtha isn't just a leftist on the war. There's tons of other issues which Murtha is a leftist on. It shouldn't be a shock to know that Murtha favors the Death Tax. Murtha opposed efforts to reduce our dependance on foreign oil. Murtha stands behind lawyers who file frivolous suits. Murtha opposed efforts to stop terrorists from easily obtaining ID. But did you know that Murtha opposed efforts...
  • Irey files to challenge Murtha

    03/08/2006 9:10:43 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 65 replies · 1,191+ views
    Washington Observer-Reporter ^ | 3-8-06 | Barbara S. Miller
    Irey files to challenge Murtha Barbara S. Miller Wednesday, March 08, 2006 Washington County Commissioner Diana L. Irey, an all-but-announced Republican congressional candidate, has taken the first formal step toward a bid to unseat veteran Democratic U.S. Rep. John Murtha. Neither Irey nor her media consultant, John Brabender, returned phone calls for comment Tuesday after Irey's name was listed among those having filed as candidates in Harrisburg, and her secretary said she would not be in the Washington County commissioners' office, where she took few questions last week on her pending decision. "Petitions are being circulated. If I'm going to...
  • Five in Field for Lt.Governor's job (DIANA IREY on ballot to oppose JOHN MURTHA)

    03/07/2006 10:35:23 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 9 replies · 574+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 3-8-06 | James O'Toole
    . SNIPWhile U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., and his most prominent challenger, Democratic state Treasurer Bob Casey Jr., are heavy favorites to win their party nominations for Senate, both face competition in May. Chuck Pennaccio, a Philadelphia history professor, and Alan Sandals, a lawyer from Philadelphia, are challenging Mr. Casey. Like Mr. Hoeffel, they are both emphasizing their abortion rights positions, hoping to peel Democratic votes away from Mr. Casey, who, like Mrs. Knoll, is an opponent of abortion. Mr. Santorum faces opposition, but not much of a threat, from John Featherman, a Philadelphia real estate professional. Democrats can anticipate...
  • Irey Weighs Run Against Murtha

    02/23/2006 11:00:59 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 183 replies · 2,403+ views
    Washington Observer-Reporter ^ | 2-23-06 | Linda Ritzer
    Irey weighs run against Murtha Linda Ritzer Staff writer Thursday, February 23, 2006 Washington County Commissioner Diana Irey is taking a "very, very serious look" at taking on 31-year incumbent U.S. Rep. John Murtha in this year's 12th District congressional election, an adviser said Wednesday. Irey's political consultant, John Brabender of Brabender Cox in Pittsburgh, confirmed that Irey is circulating nominating petitions throughout the area. "The people she's listening most to are people within the district," Brabender said. "People from all corners of the district have called her and have said they will support her if she does run." Irey...