Skip to comments.Mark Critz Defeats Tim Burns
Posted on 05/18/2010 7:47:53 PM PDT by csd
Democrat Mark Critz has defeated Republican challenger Tim Burns in the special election for the House seat formerly held by the late John Murtha in Pennsylvania's 12th district
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The Specter/Sestak race greatly increased Dem turnout for this election. Not a huge worry for November.
PA 12 is HOPELESS.
Well that is dispiriting.
I have to laugh as I hear FOX news describing this as a rural “socially conservative” district. Who is defining conservative for them? It is dissapointing but not surprising after Murtha showed so much hatred toward his fellow marines and the stupid PA voters put him back again.
Rand won in Tennessee, Specter lost in Pennsylvania, and it looks like Lincoln will go to a run off race in Arkansas (she will likely lose a run off). Burn’s loss, while painful, is only a small loss in the war.
They’ll get what they asked for...
But who won the Republican Primary?
But isn’t Critz a VERY conservative Dem?
Burns - so it will be a rematch in Nov.
I kinda expected a Democrat to still take Murtha’s seat. This LOCAL race is difficult to win. The Dems outnumber the GOP in this district by a HUGE margin.
It’s kinda like Charlie Rangel’s position in NYC. His district will continue to vote for him even if there were a video showing him murdering someone. He’s got his position for life.
Well that sucks.
Oooh, it BURNS!!
I can’t wait to hear all the excuses about how Tim Burns was a terrible candidate and the rain and boo, hoo, hoo!
Seems like no media, from left to right wing, knows what the hell they are talking about.
Sounds like the garbage dump bears in PA have acquired a taste for pork.
I call those voters ignoranuses.
Yes, you have to figure a district that elected Murtha for all those years doesn’t have the most discriminating taste.
They get what they deserve.
LOL... totally mythical.
It’s no wonder when the GOP have leaders like John Cornyn who want the healthcare bill, and only disagree with Obama on,
What do you expect. The nitwits in this district sent Murtha to DC for 38 years. I never expected Burns to win, I hoped he might but really have NO confidence in PA voters.
You, my friend, have the insight to see what a great victory tonight was for the good guys. An Obama endorsement is the kiss of death politically. The Critz/Burns contest means little. As we move through the primary season we will see more indicators of the “Obama” touch taking down Democrats. Examples:
- New Jersey
If the Democrat Party had any brains they would force Obama to resign or impeach him. Me, I cannot wait for November, 2010 to come. Political Bloodbath time for the “Obama” Democrat Party
This is on Critz’s web page:
“Marks conservative Democratic values are representative of the Pennsylvania 12th Congressional District. Mark is Pro Life, a supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights, a fervent believer in a strong national defense and a supporter of creating an atmosphere in which small business can flourish.”
Yes, he won, but he’s not running as a Democrat.
Bill Russell should have been in this race.
McCain won this district in 2008. Republicans should have won this one. It looks like 2010 will not be another 1994.
Michael Steele needs to go.
Hildy, check my post 22.
I never believe these Dems who say they are conservative, but people do, unfortunately. This guy says he’s pro life, pro second amendment, pro business. I even heard Hannity say tonight Critz says he would have voted against the HC bill (eyes roll here).
So in a strong Dem district I’m not surprised at all.
rats have showed their true colors....they've supported a bill they will enslave every American for health "care", phoney baloney bailouts, quadrupled deficit spending..cap and trade coming down the road as well as more immigration "reform"....
no Dims ever!
He’s running as a pro-gun, pro-life, democrat...it’s kind of an oxymoron. Unless he’s trying to bring back the democrats of the 1800’s
Not quite... Some exist. Oliverio (who just knocked off Mollohan in West Virginia) is one. In fact, Oliverio already votes with the Republicans in the WV Legislature. It was a running joke that he should have been running as a Republican. He’s already said he won’t vote for Pelosi as Speaker, and most think he will switch parties if the GOP takes the House.
You forgot to post a sarcasm alert. THERE ARE NO CONSERVATIVE DEMOCRATS. There are all Obamabots.
No matter. Critz was Murtha’s top guy and the people in that district don’t want the money train to stop. It’s as simple as that. They’re fat, lazy and addicted to free federal handouts and the only way that continues is to continue Murtha’s line. And besides...once again the Republican establishment ran their own guy who was widely regarded as a RINO. We have plenty of momentum heading into November, we can’t afford to get cocky and maybe we should run a little scared...it would be good for us.
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