Sunday, October 28, 2007

Murtha to Get His Due...

Murtha has a challenger for his seat, according to Fox News:

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — A career Army member left the service two years short of retirement to move here and try his hand at politics by challenging longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. John Murtha.

First-time candidate William T. Russell, 45, a Republican, acknowledged that taking on a popular, 18-term congressman in the 2008 election will be "an uphill battle."

"But it's one that must be fought," Russell told the Tribune-Democrat in Johnstown.

Russell plans to formally announce his candidacy within weeks. Murtha has declined comment on the challenge.

I'd love to see Murtha squirm on this one.

Especially if there's a certain now-exonerated Marine from Murtha's own district named Justin Sharrat who campaigns with Russell.