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Eichelberger, Folmer Back Feinberg

Senator John Eichelberger (R-Blair) and Senator Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon) endorsed Evan Feinberg, a Republican running for U.S. Congress in the 18th District against Republican incumbent Tim Murphy (R-Allegheny).

They’re latest in a list of Feinberg endorsements from outside the district. Though not constituents, the two have a sterling reputation among Pa. conservatives.

Folmer and Eichelberger both were elected to office after conquering their financially-apt incumbent from their own party in the wake of the infamous midnight pay raise. Folmer defeated Senate Majority Leader David “Chip” Brightbill from his seat in 2006. Eichelberger ousted Senate President Pro Tempore Robert Jubelirer in 2006.

“I strongly support Evan’s effort to replace a politician who cares more about his job than the jobs of his constituents,” Folmer said of Feinberg.

Sen. Eichelberger agreed, saying “Evan Feinberg is the type of candidate we need at every level of government: he believes in limited and honest government. Mike and I are trying to restore honesty and integrity to our state government, and I’m confident that Evan will do the same in Washington.”

Feinberg felt honored by the Senators’ kind words, affirming that “Senators Folmer and Eichelberger are true leaders and great men. I’m honored to have their support.”

“When our state government was being run by disreputable and even criminal people, these guys stepped up to the plate and helped restore honest governance to PA. Ever since, they’ve put hard-working taxpayers first – focusing their efforts on cutting spending and reducing the size of government,” Feinberg said in a release.

“I’m proud to stand with these great reformers,” Feinberg said. “Tim Murphy is cut from the same cloth as the ethically-challenged Bob Jubelirer and David Brightbill. The illegal midnight pay raise woke up the voters to extensive corruption and the selfishness of PA elected officials.”

Murphy has some endorsements of his own, however. Former Governor Tom Ridge, Former Congresswoman Melissa Hart, and State Rep. Mark Mustio, have formally endorsed the Republican incumbent. His endorsement list has grown to over 30 people and organizations as of the first of March.

Plus he has a million dollar fundraising advantage.

4 Responses

  1. Interesting. Apparently Feinberg doesn’t realize Tim Murphy is not a state senator, hasn’t been in the state senate for over a decade… AND DIDN’T VOTE FOR THE STATE MIDNIGHT PAY RAISE. Or is Feinberg just confused about what office he’s running for? He probably should have decided before moving to PA last month.

  2. “Eichelberger Folmer Back Feinberg” …and see Revenge of the Nerds for further details. Good grief

  3. Does this even matter. If you ask 1000 republicans in the 18th if they knew who they were 0 would. And if you ask the same 1000 if it matters they’d say no.

  4. I wish Eichelberger and Folmer would use their time in Harrisburg to pass a Right to Work Law and get control of Public Empoyee Pensions rather than wasting their time sticking their noses in western pennsylvania politics

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