Tuesday, August 15, 2006

4 withdraw from state House races at deadline

4 withdraw from state House races at deadline

Slate so far has:

Ed Rendell, Democrat, Philadelphia
Lynn Swann, Republican, Sewickley Heights

Lt. Governor
Catherine Baker Knoll, Democrat, McKees Rocks
Jim Matthews, Republican, Montgomery County

U.S. Senate
Bob Casey Jr., Democrat, Scranton
Rick Santorum, Republican, Penn Hills
Carl Romanelli, Green, Wilkes-Barre

U.S. House

District 3
Steven Porter, Democrat, Erie County
Phil English, Republican, Erie
Timothy Hagberg, Constitution, Warren County

District 4
Jason Altmire, Democrat, McCandless
Melissa A. Hart, Republican, Bradford Woods

District 9
Tony Barr, Democrat, Blair County
Bill Shuster, Republican, Blair County

District 12
John P. Murtha, Democrat, Johnstown
Diana Irey, Republican, Carroll Township

District 14
Mike Doyle, Democrat, Forest Hills
Titus North, Green, Squirrel Hill

District 18
Chad Kluko, Democrat, Monroeville
Tim Murphy, Republican, Upper St. Clair

State Senate

District 32
Richard A. Kasunic, Democrat, Dunbar
Ronald L. Gallo, Republican, Connellsville

District 38
Jim Ferlo, Democrat, Highland Park
Joseph Murphy, Constitution, Oakmont

District 40
Jane Orie, Republican, McCandless
Christopher M. Graham, Constitution, Butler

District 42
Wayne Fontana, Democrat, Brookline
Mark Rauterkus, Independent, South Side

District 46
J. Barry Stout, Democrat, Bentleyville

State House

District 10
Jaret Gibbons, Democrat, Ellwood City
Chuck Morse, Republican, Slippery Rock

District 11
Bill Neel, Democrat, Butler
Brian Ellis, Republican, Butler

District 12
Daryl Metcalfe, Republican, Cranberry
Ronald E. Smith, Constitution, Butler

District 14
Mike Veon, Democrat, Beaver Falls
Jim Marshall, Republican, Big Beaver

District 15
Vince Biancucci, Democrat, Aliquippa
Todd Hockenberry, Republican, Beaver

District 16
Sean Ramaley, Democrat, Economy

District 19
Jake Wheatley, Democrat, Hill District

District 20
Don Walko, Democrat, North Side
Bill Stalter, Republican, Reserve
Jim Barr, Constitution, West View

District 21
Lisa Bennington, Democrat, Pittsburgh

District 22
Chelsa Wagner, Democrat, Beechview
Michael Diven, Republican, Brookline

District 23
Dan Frankel, Democrat, Squirrel Hill

District 24
Joseph Preston Jr., Democrat, East Liberty
Todd Elliott Koger, no party, Wilkinsburg

District 25
Joseph F. Markosek, Democrat, Monroeville
Ed Nicholson, Republican, Monroeville

District 27
Tom Petrone, Democrat, Crafton Heights
Bill Ogden, Republican, Crafton

District 28
John Henry, Democrat, Richland
Mike Turzai, Republican, Bradford Woods

District 30
Shawn T. Flaherty, Democrat
Randy Vulakovich, Republican, Shaler

District 32
Anthony M. DeLuca, Democrat, Penn Hills

District 33
Frank Dermody, Democrat, Oakmont
Eileen Watt, Republican, Cheswick

District 34
Paul Costa, Democrat, Wilkins

District 35
Marc Gergely, Democrat, White Oak

District 36
Harry Readshaw, Democrat, Carrick

District 38
Bill Kortz, Democrat, Dravosburg
Daniel J. Davis, Republican, West Mifflin

District 39
David Levdansky, Democrat, Forward

District 40
John Maher, Republican, Upper St. Clair

District 42
Matthew Smith, Democrat, Mt. Lebanon
Mark Harris, Republican, Mt. Lebanon

District 44
Ray Uhric, Democrat, Moon
Mark Mustio, Republican, Moon

District 45
Nick Kotik, Democrat, Robinson

District 46
Jesse White, Democrat, Cecil
Paul Snatchko, Republican, McDonald

District 48
Timothy Solobay, Democrat, Canonsburg
Demo Agoris, Libertarian, Houston

District 49
Peter Daley, Democrat, California
Edward S. Angell, Republican, Carroll Township

District 50
Bill DeWeese, Democrat, Waynesburg
Greg Hopkins, Republican, Morris Township

District 51
Tim Mahoney, Democrat, South Union
John Mikita, Republican, Uniontown

District 52
Deberah Kula, Democrat, North Union
William R. Earnesty, Republican, Dunbar

District 54
John Pallone, Democrat, New Kensington
Scott Witon, Republican, New Kensington

District 55
Joseph Petrarca, Democrat, Vandergrift

District 56
James Casorio Jr., Democrat, Irwin
Joel Reiter, Republican, North Huntingdon
Brian S. Blasko, Go Steelers, North Huntingdon

District 57
Tom Tangretti, Democrat, Hempfield
Steve Schaefer, Republican, Greensburg

District 58
Ted Harhai, Democrat, Monessen
Pete McConnell, Republican, Rostraver

District 59
Jess Stairs, Republican, Mount Pleasant

District 60
Jeff Pyle, Republican, Ford City.


Anonymous said...

Please visit



Here's a candidate for state representative who provides good insight into inner-city issues. His Op-Ed Articles featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette addresses crime, drugs, etc.

For example: Did you know? After accepting lucrative campaign contributions from the utility companies (Allegheny Power, ARIPPA PAC, Columbia Gas, Dominion, Duquense Light, FirstEnergy Corp, PPL Corp, and the like), Joe Preston wrapped a "moral responsibility" cloak around Act 201 (Responsible Utility Customer Protection Act), and rushed from committee legislation that makes it much easier for the seedist financial interest in the country to terminate the gas, electric and water service of poor, low-income customers. Throughout the entire process, there was not a single public hearing on the measure.

That is, pursuant to Act 201 utility companies can now demand the balance due, a reconnection fee, and two months payment in advance. In other words, Joe Preston adopted the agenda of big business and they reciprocated with cash. All the sordid details of Mr. Preston's cosying up to the utilities in exchange for legislation that allows termination of service on all weekdays (including Fridays) even during winter months, must come out.

The residents of District 24 want to know exactly whose interests was served by leaving the poor and low-income without heat, electric and water in their homes during months when the mercury dips into the teens or lower, and wind can be howling and brutal?

Thank you

chancuff said...

"Swift Boat Veterans for Themselves" ignored a couple issues CRITICAL to our troops at war during the run-up to the 2004 election.

First, they sat silent knowing full well that Bush NEVER USED the number of troops he incessantly claims his generals asked for. Turkey would not allow the 40,000 troops of the 4th to pass through and participate in Bush's invasion of Iraq.

Bush waged war KNOWING our troops were 40,000 short.

Second, these same Lookatme! Showboaters sat silent when this very same troop shortage resulted in America's greatest tragedy of the war in Iraq.

EVERYONE who's ever gone through basic training knows that when you find your enemies weapons, you keep them secure.

Hundreds of tons of high explosives that our troops had captured at Al Qaqaa were abandoned specifically due to troops shortages, CREATED by Bush's incompetence in war.

These explosive stolen from Al Qaqaa are the weapons that have been used to blow our troops into too many parts to count each and every day of this war.

When some pasty butt wimp, like Larry Bailey of bootmurtha.com, decides to pass his "gimme' some money" collection plate to support his concept of patriotism for a circus tent performance at The Cambria County War Memorial on October 1st of this year ...

Some would say there's nothing more patriotic than putting a moron who's never given a hoot about our troops at war (or he would have spoke up about those 40k troops left behind and Al Qaqaa IN 2004) in his proper place ...he's a coward.

To make matters even MORE entertaining, Larry Bailey actually thinks having John O'Neill, the original Lookatme! Show Boater, as his surprise guest speaker is a feather in his cap.

You may not like the stand John Murtha has been making, but for anyone who supports our troops at war, there's no way to respond to these idiot Swiftboaters' Reunion in Murtha's home town of Johnstown, Pa, than a chorus of Bronx raspberries.

I hope this clarifies.

Cliff Hancuff
The World of Journalism Is Flat, Too
Things are JUST NOT GOING WELL for the folks at the "Diana Irey for Congress" camp.

Diana Irey Press Release UPDATE!

(read first 4 posts, the rest if you fancy to)


(click all links found in post, or you will get/be lost)


chancuff said...

Larry Bailey of bootmurtha.com's private email address can be found at the top of this letter. Take a moment to drop him a note to ask if he's going to cut&run from my challenge.
For some samples of Diana Irey's Cut&Runs, go here:

Subject: RE: Iraqi Governemt Kicks Dubya's "Stay the Course" TO THE CURB!
Date: 9/14/2006 10:16:18 A.M. Eastern Standard Time
From: JournalismIsFlat
To: bootmurtha@cox.net
CC: diana@irey.com, bill@irey.com, kphiel@hotmail.com, jason@irey.com, Rusty@irey.com, lbailey@bootmurtha.com, publicist@bootmurtha.com, webmaster@bootmurtha.com, comment@bootmurtha.com, JournalismIsFlat, osc@bootmurtha.com, opditch@gmail.com

It's "Show Time", wimp.


Cliff Hancuff
The World of Journalism Is Flat, Too

chancuff said...

As most who attended the rally know, I was there. After the dust had cleared created by some moonbat among the bootmurtha crowd who called in a fake police report that a fight had broken out, Larry Bailey came out to speak with me.

I complimented him from the bottom of my heart for the contributions he has made to our country's national security while he was serving active duty in the US Navy.

He made it clear my request to speak would not happen. He then proceeded to suggest he has no memory of the email he wrote me on 8/20/2006 2:59:30 P.M. Eastern Standard Time stating that our current Commander in Chief made stupid mistakes in Iraq.

Larry then proceeded to illustrate stupid mistakes made in passed wars. After he mentioned 3 or 4 examples I interjected that there is a difference between those wars and this one.

In the past it took weeks, months, sometimes years for mistakes to be discovered and reported. Today is the information age where mistakes are reported within hours of their occurrence. I reminded him this war was still going on. I also reminded him of the glaring mistakes he had acknowledged President Bush had made in Iraq, and our respective use of the Internet to support our respective views and that is where our conversation ended.

I waited outside the Arena with a Johnstown police officer who had stayed behind after the bootmurtha hysterics caused 3 squad cars and a sergeant to arrive with sirens blaring. I was debating Steeler football with him when a motorcycle officer stopped by, who had been inside. When I asked how many were inside he said, "not many at all" When I asked "500?", he responded, "na ... well maybe 500, at most."

At the end of the event when Larry Bailey came out for a photo op next to the bootmurtha.com sign on the sidewalk outside the War Memorial Arena. I handed Larry the speech I had waited to deliver. He put it in his outside left coat pocket.

This is my speech Larry Bailey has in his coat pocket ... the words he was not man enough to let me say:

"Please join me in Prayer.

Heavily father we pray today for you to continue to protect the men and women of the armed forces of the United States and other countries who are in harms way in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other countries throughout the world. We thank them and their families for their sacrifices.

We pray for the souls of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in all wars. We pray for strength and courage for the POWs and MIAs and those held hostage.

We pray for protection and safety of relief workers helping those in need.

We pray for the protection of children and innocent civilians. Lord we especially pray for our nation and our leaders."

Below you will find the press release that went out on October 29th of this year.

CONTACT: Cliff Hancuff
September 29, 2006 (202) 247-1418

"American troops could be home now, except for critical mistakes made by our current Commander in Chief," charges Cliff Hancuff, Director of The World of Journalism Is Flat, Too.

"Media and right-wing bloggers are ignoring this fact. For weeks I have been challenging political activists and journalists to act with a minimum of ethical standards," continued Hancuff.

"I became involved when the Sun-Sentinel in Florida reported that Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) said the U.S. poses the top threat to world peace. I watched in dismay as the media and bloggers worldwide reported on this misquote."

"My involvement continued when I discovered Diana Irey, John Murtha's political opponent, had attacked Murtha using a fictional quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln."

"Larry Bailey of bootmurtha.com is continuing his three year blind support of our current Commander in Chief's incompetence in war. President Bush declared war in Iraq without the 4th Infantry, our most lethal, modern, and deployable heavy division in the world," added Hancuff.

This mistake lead to the atrocity of Al Qaqaa. Iraqi insurgents stole hundreds of tons of high explosives to be used as weaponry.

"These are the explosives being used by Iraqi insurgents and al Qaeda to perpetuate the war in Iraq."

"I am distressed that the same issues ignored by Swift Boat Veterans for Truth in 2004 are being ignored again in 2006," said Hancuff adding, "Americans, American soldiers, and their families deserve better."

"Without these critical mistakes made by our current Commander in Chief, our American troops would be home with their loved ones, with honor, right now."

On October 1, 2006 Hancuff be at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena located in Johnstown Pennsylvania for Larry Bailey's Swiftboating of John Murtha rally. It is there Hancuff will continue his wait for Mr. Bailey to recall the values of honor and integrity taught him by our US Navy.

There is a youtube.com video online at:

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The World of Journalism Is Flat, Too
(202) 247-1418