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Murphy Puts Support, $200K Behind Reschenthaler in PA-14 Primary

Former Congressman Tim Murphy directed $200,000 from his campaign committee to a super PAC supporting state Sen. Guy Reschenthaler’s Congressional campaign in the 14th district.

“I think (Reschenthaler) connects much more with a wide range of people and recognizes that this is a district that is still dominated by registration by Democrats,” Murphy told the Tribune Review.  

“They need someone who can have the conservative credentials but still win. And I do not see (Republican state Rep. Rick) Saccone as being able to do that,” Murphy continued.  

Murphy’s campaign committee gave $200,000 to Conservatives for PA, a super PAC that has been supporting Reschenthaler.  

From the Tribune Review:

Saccone called Conservatives for PA a “D.C. Swamp Super PAC” and said Murphy’s money helped it “send out false negative ads against me, desperately trying to besmirch my military service, my record and my support to eliminate property taxes in Pennsylvania.”

Saccone added that Conservatives for PA received money from three donors: Murphy and two labor unions.

In addition to Murphy’s $200,000, Conservatives for PA received $25,000 from the Mid-Atlantic Laborers’ Political Education Fund and $15,000 from Steamfitters Local Union 449, according to the campaign finance report.

The super PAC has spent about $97,000 on TV and radio ads and mailers supporting Reschenthaler and about $18,000 on mailers attacking Saccone, the report showed.

Murphy resigned from Congress after it was revealed he had an extra-marital affair and pressured the woman who he had the affair with to have an abortion during a pregnancy scare.

5 Responses

  1. I bet Yesenia Bane would take 200k from anyone to push her agenda. Looks like she’s the female Michael Cohen of Pennsylvania!

  2. How many House and Senate R staffers have aborted Guy “No Condoms” Reschenthalers’ children??

  3. This is why the Republicans are going to get thumped this fall because there is so much infighting they can’t even see the upside in a $200,000 donation. Rick Saccone couldn’t even win with a plus 20 Republican advantage and Trump on his side in a so-callled conservative haven! That’s sad. How the Republicans can turn a $200,000 donation into a negative is beyond me. Plus, the Republican leadership is really struggling with the Nick Miccarelli matter to the point that the story is on the front page of the New York Times. So far, not a good year for R’s.

  4. Why would Reschenthaler want $200,000 from Tim “abortions are ok for my mistresses BUT NO ABORTION FOR YOU” Murphy. Sounds like $200,000 of fetus blood money to me.

    1. Regardless of your spin, it’s still good money and Saccone is a dud. Reschenthaler should win that seat. He’ll be a better Congressman than either of them!

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