William Russell is planning to take on Jack Murtha in next year's elections. Here's his statement:
My name is William T Russell. I am running for Congress against John Murtha as a Republican in the 12th Congressional District of Pennsylvania in the November 2008 election.
I would like to introduce myself to you. I am a family man, a husband, and a father. I am also a small business owner and entrepreneur, as well as an American Soldier....
Read the whole thing here.
I wish him luck, but he has one really big thing against him. He's not from the area and folks from Pittsylvania can be pretty clannish. I know -- I grew up there.