FreedomWorks, a Tea Party organization, is expected today to endorse a former Senate staffer and researcher with the conservative Heritage Foundation in the 18th District congressional race.There are two names you should notice in that first paragraph; FreedomWorks and Heritage Foundation. Couple that with the Braintrust's editorial stance on Murphy and you'll see two things;
Evan Feinberg, 27, of Upper St. Clair is challenging Rep. Tim Murphy in the GOP primary on April 24.
- The Trib's not a fan of Murphy (neither am I, but that's beside the point)
- Their Trib's editorial policy is oh-so-conveniently reflected in their "news" coverage. Again
But what do they think of Congressman Murphy and this election? Well, there's this from February 3:
Laurel: To Evan Feinberg. He's challenging liberaled-up Republican Tim Murphy in the 18th Congressional District primary in April. And he's hitting head-on a Murphy campaign smear that characterizes him as a carpetbagging "kid." As Mr. Feinberg notes, he's a native of Peters Township. Mr. Murphy? He's a native of Cleveland.Then there's this from January 29:
MURPHY PAYING DOOR-KNOCKERS. It appears U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy is having difficulty attracting volunteers to his re-election campaign.And so on. I could keep going but you get the picture - Murphy shouldn't expect any support from the Scaife-owned Tribune-Review.
The Upper St. Clair Republican offered to pay and feed college students to knock on doors on his behalf this weekend, according to an e-mail circulated among the University of Pittsburgh College Republicans.
The menu was not disclosed in the communique. But the campaign was offering to pay frat boys and sorority sisters $50 to help spread Murphy's left-leaning message.
He couldn't round up enough supporters who'd do that for free?
So isn't it a good thing that The (Scaife-owned) Tribune-Review is reporting that the (Scaife-funded) Heritage and the (Scaife-funded) FreedomWorks will be supporting Feinberg? Especially since, as Zito reports:
Feinberg, a former aide to Republican Sens. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Rand Paul of Kentucky, has not raised much money for his campaign -- $50,005 in the last quarter, records show. Murphy, a psychologist and former state senator, reported $1.04 million cash on hand that quarter.Ah, how convenient.
What a piece of work is the right wing noise machine.