Eric Gurr announces primary challenge to Speaker John Boehner

Sep 18, 2013, 13:30 ET from Gurr For Congress

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eric Gurr, a West Chester, Ohio businessman has announced a challenge for Ohio's 8th congressional district. Mr. Gurr cites differences with Boehner on Syria, Obamacare and the immigration reform bill as driving forces behind the challenge.

"I am under no illusion that this will be an easy task. Defeating an incumbent is never easy. Defeating an incumbent who is the speaker of the house and is able to raise millions of dollars is even more difficult. But I believe it is well worth the effort," said Gurr.

He also believes that after more than 20 years in Congress Mr. Boehner is no longer reflecting the views of the voters of Southwest Ohio.

Mr. Gurr was born in Hamilton, Ohio in 1965 and has resided in the 8th district for most of his life. He is a married father of three and grandfather of two.

His campaign committee "gurrforcongress" has established a website at and can be followed on twitter @gurrforcongress. The campaign office can be reached at 513-939-7502.

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