Some quick thoughts on PA-12

    Right now I’m at Burns for Congress HQ with Robert Stacy McCain, Brian O’Connor, and John LaRosa. Scott Brown’s event went well. Check out Stacy’s coverage here. I’ve never heard of anything like a local TV station pulling a campaign ad for factual inaccuracy. Wow. The Susquehanna poll that Neil mentioned isn’t anything to fret too much about. Folks I talked to from the Burns | Read More »

    Dear Bill Russell…

    Just wondering why you haven’t supported Tim Burns in the special election? Surely you know that the Democrats have twice as many voters in the district, and if we want to really send a message to the rest of the country, we need every Republican voter we can get to vote for Burns in the special. No reason you can’t say “Vote Tim for 6 | Read More »

    PA-12: Russell Campaign coordinating with PACs?

    From National Journal via Dan Riehl: A political action committee connected to a controversial GOP consulting firm is running ads on behalf of one of the firm’s major clients, raising questions about coordination between groups that are required by law to operate independently of each other. The PAC, Freedom’s Defense Fund, is running an ad on behalf of Iraq war veteran William Russell (R), the | Read More »

    Rep. Jack Murtha (D, PA) looking for a soft place to land?

    Mayyyyybe: Rep. John Murtha’s (D-Pa.) campaign has asked the Democrats’ reelection arm to write a memo detailing how he can use funds in his campaign account if he retires. [snip] The office acknowledged asking the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) for the advice, but explained that it did so only in response to a constituent who assumed that members could put their remaining campaign funds | Read More »

    Shorter Murtha aide: We’re coming for you, Bill Russell.

    Politico reports: John Hugya, Chief of staff for Representative John Murtha (D, PA), threatened his Congressman’s last (and future) electoral opponent on at least two occasions. John Murtha opponent says aide threatened him The Republican who challenged Rep. John Murtha in 2008 says a top aide to the embattled Pennsylvania Democrat threatened to have him recalled to active duty in the U.S. Army so he | Read More »

    Clintons Campaign for Murtha

    OK – I am up late watching Fox News and I just saw a report that the Clinton’s are campaigning for Murtha this weekend. Looks like things aren’t looking tjat good for Murtha…See here, here, here and (well you get the driftI really love the blatant partisanship and phoniness that the Hill & Bill Show still bring to the table. I have since lost hope | Read More »

    John Murtha Is Ripe For A Beat Down & Defeat

    Friends, Bill Russell, who I did not think had a shot in hell, is kicking Murtha all over Pennsylvanian.I’m delighted to have been wrong about this race. Bill Russell is ahead in the polling and Murtha is about to get some serious beat downs and surprises this week from some angry Marines he slandered.We can and should help pick off Nancy Pelosi’s consigliere. He has | Read More »

    The Inevitable SNL Biden/Murtha Skit Post.

    That was what made me decide to front this SNL skit involving Murtha/Biden (via AoSHQ). It’s by no means a game-changer – more of a admission of the damage that these two have already done for their candidate – but it’s funny, which is enough for a lazy Sunday morning.Now let’s just see if it loads…UPDATE from Soren: Go help Bill Russell retire Jack Murtha.

    Is Jack Murtha in Trouble?

    Not that it was considered possible. Not this year. However, we could be close to removing Okinawa Jack Murtha’s arrogant, corrupt mug from the United States Congress. This one is happening mostly under the radar, but, though considered unthinkable by bitter, partisan Dems, it is happening.Jack Murtha has represented Pennsylvania’s 12th CD for sixteen undistinguished terms in which he has seemingly done nothing but engage | Read More »

    The New Okinawa Jack Murtha ad.

    To my knowledge, this… man… has never apologized and never retracted for his Haditha comments, so may he be judged by the words that he has said:(H/T Hot Air)Are you tired of having this man in Congress? Are you just fundamentally weary of wincing at his words?Then go here. For that matter, the NRCC could use the help, too.

    Bill Russell may be giving Okinawa Jack a *race*, here. [UPDATED]

    {UPDATE}: Got off the phone with the Russell campaign. They’re reporting that they currently have $270K cash-on-hand, with their expenditures being involved with ballot access (the campaign got the nomination via a write-in ballot), advertising, and direct mail. They also estimate to having had collected enough this month so far to raise their totals above 1 million. Promising news, but by all means: donate.I can’t | Read More »