February 18, 2010
RUSSELL FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE
CONTACT: Steve Clark
RUSSELL WILL SEEK SEAT IN SPECIAL ELECTION
Calls Effort "A Move That Makes Sense for Voters"
(JOHNSTOWN, PA) – Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. William Russell, Republican
candidate for the nomination for Representative in the 12th PA Congressional
district has announced that he is also a candidate in the Special Election
to fill the vacancy left by the untimely death of Rep. John Murtha.
"Since the Governor has announced that the Special Election will be held on
Primary day, May 18th," said Russell, "it makes perfect sense to also be a
candidate in the special election. It’s a move that makes sense for the
voters and will simplify the process for the thousands of my supporters."
Russell responded immediately upon hearing of the death of Rep. Murtha by
suspending all campaign activity and urging all citizens, Republicans,
Democrats and Independents to come together and pray for Murtha family.
"Regardless of your political position, you always knew Jack had an immense
love and loyalty to his family and the residents of the12th Congressional
District," Russell said in an earlier release.
Russell has now officially resumed his primary campaign and will also unveil
a newly designed web site at www.russellbrigade.com, within the next few