In the midst of John Murtha's vacant Congressional seat what Washington DC needs more than ever is a strong populist voice against the weakening Obama-Pelosi-Reid contagion. I don't know if any of the candidates circulating the mill, Bill Russell and Tim Burns will really provide that sort of opposition. They'd simply just fill the seat or else lose it back to the Democrats. There needs to be energy behind a candidate and the last time I've seen such a thing in this area was with current State Senator Kim Ward. She was the first female Republican County Commissioner elected in Westmoreland County history. She was made popular by being a whistle blower that helped fight the contract corruption that existed with other county commissioners Balya and Ceraso. Then with 2 months left in Bob Regola's botched state senate run in 2008 the State Party asked her to take his place. In that small window of time she not only won the election, she trounced opponent Toni Bompeani by 9,000 votes in a year where democrats were grabbing seats left and right. She doesn't take her per diems like other reps and senators, she is at her office in Greensburg every day when not in session, and she answers her own e-mails for goodness sakes. I think if you're going to run somebody, run somebody with momentum already so they can go into Washington with a vengeance and start to clean up the mess that the democrats have made. I hope the Republican party does the right thing and chooses Kim to save the day. I'm behind her.
I would be all for this, but I think Kim Ward lives in Tim Murphy's district. I also would be very much in favor of Diana Irey taking another run at this seat.
The description of Ward is a joke (at least I hope the author meant it as such) She is a perfect example of the hypocrisy of our party today. She supports the free market but wants to hold hearings because Allegheny Energy is being bought and could possibly move jobs from Greensburg. She votes for budgets in Harrisburg that cut funding for certain programs. Then back here she tells those very groups she's on their side. Mr. Christopher, you appear to be a smart. honest man, and you are no longer an official in our party, so please have higher expectations for your member of Congress than Ward.
I totally disagree with you. Bigger is not always better in business. I see no reason for these utility companies to merge. Sen Ward is doing exactly what I wish she would do as my senator. This has nothing to do with party politics. This is only about where I live. I am very pleased with the job that Kim Ward is doing.
So you favor government intervention/regulation in business where you see fit? Free market practices should only apply in certain situations? That is probably why you see no contradictions or inconsistency with the actions of the state senator.
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