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Friday, November 30, 2007

Challenging Murtha

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.