"Because the voters (a very low percentage of the 12th District citizens) seem to be blithering idiots who do not pay attention to who represents them. As long as their deer rifles are not taken from them, they are OK with the incumbent."
How about replacing the above with "For the first time in 30 years, citizens in the 12th actually have a credible opponent for whom to vote"?
13."For the first time in 30 years, citizens in the 12th actually have a credible intelligent opponent for whom to vote"
14.Murtha must go