Sunday, November 02, 2008

Clinton Stop Murtha Supportive

Sen. John McCain and Former President Bill Clinton will return to southwestern Pennsylvania in tight races.

The McCain campaign has confirmed to WTAE Channel 4 Action News that the Republican Arizona senator will hold a rally in a hangar at Atlantic Aviation in Moon Township on Monday morning. The doors are scheduled to open at 10:45 a.m. and the rally is scheduled for 12:45 p.m. McCain recently visited Robert Morris University in Moon Township for a rally on energy and the economy.

Clinton is scheduled to return to the state on Monday in support of Rep. Jack Murtha, a 34-year congressional veteran in a tight race for re-election in the 12th District. Murtha faces a political newcomer in Republican William Russell, who is using Murtha's recent controversial comments to gain support.

Murtha has made headlines recently for using words like "racist" and "redneck" to describe western Pennsylvania. Issues such as the economy, specifically job creation, are what Murtha said are his biggest accomplishments after the steel industry went south. That's why union leaders say they support him. Russell said if elected, he could create more growth.

Polls show the race is within 4 points, the closest election Murtha has had since his first run for office in 1974 when he won by just 120 votes.

Murtha campaign officials said Clinton's visit will focus on Murtha's leadership, experience and continued fight on behalf of the 12th District.

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