6 Facts About John Murtha

1. In 1966, as the Vietnam war escalated, John Murtha volunteered for active duty in the Marines, joining his brothers in the military.

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2. In February 2009, CQ Politics reported that John Murtha was one of 104 US representatives to earmark funds in the 2008 Defense appropriations spending bill for a lobbying group that had contributed to his past election campaigns.

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3. The FBI videotaped John Murtha responding to an offer of $50,000, with Murtha saying, "I'm not interested.

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4. In 2009, John Murtha heard details from Fort Benning US Army Soldiers on how their current uniforms and equipment were not providing camouflage in Iraq and Afghanistan during a personal visit.

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5. On March 18, 2008, John Murtha endorsed Hillary Clinton, former First Lady and then Senator from New York, in her bid for the presidency.

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6. On June 9, 2006, John Murtha informed Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi that he would run for Majority Leader if the Democrats gained control of the House in the 2006 midterm elections.

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