Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Larry Kissell Supports "Airport for No One"

NRCC Press Release
May 12, 2009

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) unveiled a new radio ad today holding Democrat Rep. Larry Kissell (D-NC) accountable for his out-of-control spending, which has gone to prop up corrupt Congressman Jack Murtha’s “airport for no one.”

Larry Kissell voted for the $787 billion so-called “stimulus” package, $800,000 of which has been used to fund the Murtha Airport in rural Pennsylvania that serves about 20 people per day. Each plane ticket in and out of this airport is subsidized by American taxpayers’ dollars to the tune of approximately $100. In total, Jack Murtha has racked up a $150 million bill for the “airport for no one” boondoggle – all on the taxpayers’ dime.

“Because Democrats like Larry Kissell failed to hold his own party accountable, his constituents are footing the bill for this egregious pet project,” said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain. “The 'airport for no one' is not only an example of the reckless spending that results from one-party rule in Washington, it’s a shrine to a corrupt Democrat who continues to be protected by his party leaders in Washington.”

Click here to listen to the ad...