What Fresh Hell Is This?

February 17, 2010

Run, Barbara, Run!

It's great to hear that Barbara Hafer will be in the running for Rep. Jack Murtha's seat in the 12th Congressional District. Currently, only 2 out of 19 US Representatives from Pennsylvania are women.

Let's change that!

From Jeanne K. C. Clark:

Barbara is a strong women's rights supporter, as I'm sure you know. She has served the Commonwealth well, for two terms as State Auditor General and two terms as State Treasurer. She has amazing crossover appeal, always attracting both Democratic and Republican support, and strong name recognition. She is an amazing campaigner and terrific fundraiser. And she would be a formidable opponent to any of the Republicans who are currently eyeing the race.

Unexpected opportunities like this seat don't come around often, and they usually go to the most likely white male insider. This time, it can be different. But we need to act fast. You can be sure the that the usual guys are lining up their supporters. We need to make our voices heard -- right now.

Please join me in writing to TJ Rooney, Chair of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party and Governor Ed Rendell, urging them to support Barbara Hafer for the 12th Congressional District. Urge them to do everything they can to make Barbara Hafer the next member of Congress from Pennsylvania.

You can reach TJ Rooney by email at
tjrooney@padems.com You can write to Governor Rendell from his web site at http://sites.state.pa.us/PA_Exec/Governor/govmail.html

Together, we can put another great woman from Pennsylvania in Congress!


Maria said...

Received via email and requested to post:

The "Ole Boys" nudged Barbara out of the US Senate race and deemed Casey the heir apparent.

I hope she runs for Murtha's seat no matter what. At 51% of the population, we deserve more than one woman in the PA congressional delegation. Barbara is more qualified that anyone else being touted for this race. GO BARBARA!!!!!

Georgia Blotzer

Conservative Mountaineer said...

To Ms. Blotzer...

Just because the female population of PA is PA does not, in any way, shape,form or manner, mean you "deserve" representation in Congress. You don't "deserve" anything except the pusuit of life, liberty and happiness.

Let me ask you a very simple question -

Let's say you have the option of voting for a female Republican or a male Democrat (ignoring Conservative/Liberal tags).

Who would you vote for?

If you say Republican, then good. You are helping your perceived cause.

If you say Democrat, you're a hypocrite.

Methinks you'll vote for the Democrat candidate each and every time.

Conservative Mountaineer said...

Ooops, my tpyist is off today...

I said "Just because the female population of PA is PA does not, in any way,"

I meant to say "Just because the female population of PA is 51% does not, in any way,"