Priceless, First Murtha Calls Pennsylvania Constituents Racists, Then Red Necks … Now he Begs for their Money
Pennsylvania is in a battle for his House seat. However, Murtha has no one to blame for the tight race but himself. First he called his constituents from western PA racists. Then he called them rednecks. Now Murtha is begging those same so-called racists and rednecks for $1 million to save his campaign.
Veteran Democratic Rep. John Murtha (Pa.) has sent out a last-minute plea for $1 million to save his hotly contested seat, endangered by his own remarks describing his district as racist.
In an e-mail sent to potential donors, Murtha’s campaign asked his supporters to maximize all campaign contributions.
“We need to raise another $1 million to compete,” his campaign fundraiser Susan O’Neill wrote in the e-mail obtained by The Hill. “We need money immediately.”
O’Neill blamed Republicans from outside Pennsylvania for Murtha’s problems. Polls show Murtha, running for his 18th term, ahead of his GOP opponent by just a few percentage points.
How ironic is it that someone who so so quick to call people racists and rednecks is now begging those same people for money. The good people of western PA need to teach Mr. Murtha a lesson he shall never forget and elect challenger and Iraqi War Veteran Bill Russell.
Murtha seeks million bucks to save campaign from the very people he has insulted.