PA-06; Gerlach and Republicans Desperate

Gerlach and the NRCC are getting more and more desperate in their attempt to smear Lois Murphy.  After running a TV ad criticizing Murphy for being against tax cuts she has clearly supported (see eHill/News/Campaign/092106_82.html), they are also trying to accuse her of being against legislation that she couldn't have voted against since she isn't in Congress.

Today as reported in the Philly Inquirer, Comcast has pulled an NRCC ad saying Murphy was against supplying body armor to our troops in Iraq (see local/states/pennsylvania/counties/montg omery_county/15664014.htm).  Of course, Murphy was against the particular bill identified in the NRCC ad because a provision for oil drilling in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge was attached.  In fact, she has come out for providing better body armor to troops and has criticized Gerlach for voting to drill in the Refuge.

The NRCC spent (wasted) $63,000 for advertising through Saturday  and now will probably have to dig up some more lies to fill the time.  If they keep blaming Murphy as if she was already in Congress, their lies might become a reality.

Tags: Jim Gerlach, Lois Murphy, pa-06 (all tags)



Re: PA-06; Gerlach and Republicans Desperate

Where's this race stand right now? Cilliza is openly wondering if they underestimated Gerlach's chances. How much ground does Murphy have to make up?

by adamterando 2006-10-03 06:03AM | 0 recs
Re: PA-06; Gerlach and Republicans Desperate

One poll had Murphy 50-45 (Constituent Dynamics) and a more recent Keystone Poll has it 44-41 Gerlach for likely voters.  The Keystone poll seems suspect given that the sample included only 15% from Montco, Murphy's stronghold.  Also, as was pointed out by Chris Bowers, the estimate of likely voters may be skewed in Gerlach's favor.

by accumbens 2006-10-03 06:11AM | 0 recs
Re: PA-06; Gerlach and Republicans Desperate

Thanks for writing this!  A couple of weeks ago I donated $50 to Murphy, and plan to make the same contribution in a few days when I get my next paycheck.  Pretty soon, I hope to be able to do some volunteer work as well.



by Brian63 2006-10-03 10:31AM | 0 recs


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