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Some great news out of Texas!

There was a lot happening in Texas’ 22nd District this weekend, starting with this press release from the Olson campaign.  It seems that the Houston-area CBS affiliate KHOU has rejected an add from the DCCC promoting Rep. Nick Lampson:

[Friday] KHOU Channel 11 pulled a misleading television ad by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee that falsely smeared Republican Congressional Candidate in Texas’ 22nd congressional district, Pete Olson. KHOU decided to pull the ad after it was presented with a letter, affidavit by Pete Olson and evidence proving that the DCCC knowingly ignored evidence disproving the false claims.

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“Voters are tired of these tactics by long-time politicians and their operatives,” Olson said. “It’s time for a change in Washington – the kind that will bring character, leadership and Conservative values back to our Capitol, and return government to the side of the people instead of the side of the party. The voters of the 22nd district deserve better than this.”

Yes, they do.  And speaking of ads, the NRCC has released a new one highlighting Rep. Lampson’s misplaced priorities.

Something tells me that TV stations won’t be forced to pull that ad.   But, if polls are correct, the people of Texas’ 22nd District wont have to worry about Nick’s tricks for much longer.  From the Houston Chronicle:

U.S. Rep. Nick Lampson, D-Stafford, trailed Republican challenger Pete Olson by 17 percentage points early last week, according to the survey by Zogby International. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.

Things are looking up!  Perhaps voters are starting to realize that Blue Dog Democrats talk centrist, but don’t act it.

You can donate to Pete Olson’s campaign here.

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Wait a minute…who’s a racist?

Well, according to Rep. John Murtha, his own constituents are.  Just listen to ABSCAM John:

The 17-term Democratic congressman told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in a story posted Wednesday on its Web site: “There is no question that western Pennsylvania is a racist area.”

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Murtha, who backed Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in the state’s April primary, told the Post-Gazette that the older population has been “more hesitant” to support Obama. But in the past three months, he said groups he deals with regularly, such as veterans and senior citizens, have decided to back Obama.

Wow.   Perhaps Obama’s comments in San Francisco about “bitter” Pennsylvania voters was part of a larger campaign strategy.  Who knows?  As Jack M. at Ace of Spades notes, “veterans and senior citizens” are two groups that Murtha belongs to.  Maybe he’s projecting.

Murtha’s challenger, LTC Bill Russell, issued the following statement on his website:

“Once again Mr. Murtha is using the prestige and platform of public office to make wild, reckless statements about the people he represents in Congress.”  Adding, “Because the people of Western Pennsylvania aren’t wholeheartedly embracing Barack Obama’s values and positions on issues like the right-to-life, taxes and the 2nd Amendment doesn’t makes us racist.  That’s the cheapest of cheap shots.”

Russell said Murtha’s latest comments reveal a “strange, arrogant disconnect from the people who live and work in Western Pennsylvania.  He forgets that this is a melting pot of hard-scrapping immigrants. My wife Kasia is a Polish immigrant, my neighbors in Johnstown trace their ancestry to all corners of the earth.  He needs to apologize.  He needs to set the record straight.”

He’s also released a 30 second TV ad.

Keep hitting him, LTC Russell!

You can donate to Bill Russell’s campaign here.

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John Gard fights the bailout

According to RedState, John Gard is the first Congressional candidate to use the Wall Street bailout in an ad against an incumbent.

I agree with him.  This bailout is horrendous.

You can donate to John Gard’s campaign here.

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BFF: Charlie Brown and Code Pink

Charlie Brown, State Sen. Tom McClintock’s opponent in California’s 4th District House race, showed up in uniform at an anti-war protest led by the radical Code Pink.  Today, Tom McClintock fires back:

In case you’re unfamiliar with Code Pink, they’re the group of “patriots” who show up at Walter Reed Medical Center to protest the war and ask our woundd veterans if it was worth losing an arm to support the War in Iraq.

Classy bunch, right?  And Charlie Brown is even classier for standing beside them.

You can donate to Tom McClintock’s campaign here.

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Using Murtha’s own words against him

Captain Ed Morrissey picked up on Bill Russell’s new ad against corruptocrat Rep. John Murtha this morning.  Here it is:

This ad, while a bit long, would be effective if it get smuch airtime in Murtha’s district.  As Ed says:

The most effective ads use the opponent’s own words against him, and Murtha supplied many examples for Russell to use. This ad reminds people of Murtha’s rush to pillory Marines in combat in order to support his own political angle, and how Murtha has remained strangely silent when his allegations were exposed as smears.

Rep. Murtha shares Sen. Obama’s hubris and overconfidence, which could lead to both their defeats this fall.

You can help out Bill Russell’s campaign by donating here.

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Nick Lampson breaks NASA promises

This is an older video, but the facts still remain.  If you’re an employee of NASA or care about it’s future, you should watch this video before voting to re-elect Nick Lampson.

You can donate to Pete Olson’s campaign here.

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Chris Hackett releases first TV ads

An article on the ads can be found here.  The ads focus not only on Chris Hackett’s background, but his positions on energy and earmarks as well.  Here they are.

The first one is called “New Direction”:

The second is called “Plan”:

Good job, Chris!  You can donate to Chris Hackett’s campaign here.

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