Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Old-man Murtha to face GOP challenger

John "Porker" Murtha, the 75-year-old Congressman from western Pennsylvania, will have an opponent in November after all.

The Tribune Democrat is reporting that Republican William Russell received enough votes write-in votes on April 22 to win the GOP nomination for the 12th Congressional District.

Russell was thrown off the primary election ballot when Murtha challenged his nominating petition, claiming Russell did not secure enough valid signatures.

Murtha, in addition to being named "Porker of the Year" by a taxpayers group, recently said that John McCain, 71, was too old to serve as president. Murtha has also disrespected U.S. troops on numerous occasions and has called for surrender in the Iraq War.

Voters in the 12th Congressional District can send Murtha to a retirement home on Nov. 4.

Read more about Russell at his campaign site,

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