Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Burns Behind in Murtha's Old Seat Race

Republican Tim Burns, who has made a serious run for John Murtha's old Congressional seat, has fallen behind his Democratic rival, according to a new poll. Burns stunned many with his hard campaigning, placing the seat in play in the upcoming special election. However, a hard primary battle has made it at least somewhat likely that Democrat Mark Critz will win this month.

In addition, Burns is fighting off a challenge for the nomination for the November race, with veteran Bill Russell mounting a serious challenge.

The sprawling district extends from east of Johnstown to the corner of the state in Greene County. Though Democrats hold a registration advantage of more than 2 to 1, the rural district is the only one in the country that voted for Democrat John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election and Republican Sen. John McCain in 2008.
Get ready for fireworks.

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