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Mark Critz Defeats Tim Burns
Liberty and Pride ^ | May 18, 2010 | Conservative American

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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TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: burns; critz; keyhouseraces; khr; murtha

1 posted on 05/18/2010 7:47:53 PM PDT by csd
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To: csd

The Specter/Sestak race greatly increased Dem turnout for this election. Not a huge worry for November.


2 posted on 05/18/2010 7:48:46 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: csd

PA 12 is HOPELESS.


3 posted on 05/18/2010 7:49:34 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: csd

Well that is dispiriting.


4 posted on 05/18/2010 7:52:01 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: pnh102

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.


5 posted on 05/18/2010 7:52:25 PM PDT by Conservative9
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To: csd

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.


6 posted on 05/18/2010 7:53:05 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: pnh102

They’ll get what they asked for...


7 posted on 05/18/2010 7:54:05 PM PDT by csd (CSD)
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To: csd

But who won the Republican Primary?


8 posted on 05/18/2010 7:55:32 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: pnh102

But isn’t Critz a VERY conservative Dem?


9 posted on 05/18/2010 7:56:11 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Burns - so it will be a rematch in Nov.


10 posted on 05/18/2010 7:56:54 PM PDT by randita (Visit keyhouseraces.com for a list of vulnerable DEM and must hold GOP House seats.)
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To: csd

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.


11 posted on 05/18/2010 7:57:05 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Conservative9
This district appears anything but bright. Remember, Murtha even insulted his own constituents last election, who then rewarded him with an easy victory.
12 posted on 05/18/2010 7:57:07 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: csd

Well that sucks.


13 posted on 05/18/2010 7:57:28 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("I AM JIM THOMPSON and moderates make me PUKE!!!")
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To: Dr. Sivana

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.


14 posted on 05/18/2010 7:58:05 PM PDT by hoos30
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To: csd

Sounds like the garbage dump bears in PA have acquired a taste for pork.


15 posted on 05/18/2010 8:00:25 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Politics is only about money and the power to control it. ALL of it!)
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To: Rational Thought

I call those voters ignoranuses.


16 posted on 05/18/2010 8:01:05 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: Rational Thought

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.


17 posted on 05/18/2010 8:08:31 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Hildy
But isn’t Critz a VERY conservative Dem?

LOL... totally mythical.

18 posted on 05/18/2010 8:10:52 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: csd

It’s no wonder when the GOP have leaders like John Cornyn who want the healthcare bill, and only disagree with Obama on,
minor issues.”


19 posted on 05/18/2010 8:22:05 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: csd

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.


20 posted on 05/18/2010 8:23:50 PM PDT by pgkdan (I Miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

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:
- Virginia
- New Jersey
- Massachusetts
- Pennsylvania
- Arkansas
- Kentucky
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


21 posted on 05/18/2010 8:29:14 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: csd

This is on Critz’s web page:

“Mark’s 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.


22 posted on 05/18/2010 8:31:54 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: pnh102

Bill Russell should have been in this race.


23 posted on 05/18/2010 8:32:01 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: pgkdan

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.


24 posted on 05/18/2010 8:33:53 PM PDT by Zoey
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To: Hildy

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.


25 posted on 05/18/2010 8:36:03 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: Hildy
they said Murtha was conservative too...

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!

26 posted on 05/18/2010 8:53:37 PM PDT by cherry
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To: I still care

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


27 posted on 05/18/2010 8:55:29 PM PDT by csd (CSD)
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To: pnh102

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.


28 posted on 05/18/2010 8:58:58 PM PDT by freedomwarrior998
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To: Hildy

You forgot to post a sarcasm alert. THERE ARE NO CONSERVATIVE DEMOCRATS. There are all Obamabots.


29 posted on 05/18/2010 9:08:27 PM PDT by sruleoflaw
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To: Zoey

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.


30 posted on 05/19/2010 5:51:11 AM PDT by pgkdan (I Miss Ronald Reagan!)
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