Why the people of the commonwealth would re-elect this idiot is beyond me.
Then again, there's NJ, MA, LA, NY, and on and on.
The state is largely Democrat -- two to one registration vs. Republican.
His district is largely rural and small town; his constituency mainly blue collar, senior citizens, lower middle class and the poor. And those all vote Dem. They also tend to vote for the guy they know, and they've known Murtha for decades.
Depending on which poll you believe, he is way ahead or Ms. Irey is slightly ahead. I don't believe in polls, but IMHO, it's going to be a tight race. Whether Ms. Irey actually does unseat Murtha is a toss-up, but it will be close.
"state is largly democratic"---his district is largely rural and small town, etc."----
reminds me of the movie Dumb and Dumber if these people are so ignorant of what is happening to their country under 'scum RATS' like Murtha----I live in Penna (12 yr transplant) and am a senior as well but most certainly would never vote Rat under any circumstance--Go Irey!!