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Dems starting to panic in PA-12? (Previously held by Murtha)
Hot Air ^ | 05/04/10 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 05/06/2010 4:23:40 PM PDT by coaltrain

At first blush, Democrats should have nothing to fear in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District special election. John Murtha held this seat for decades. Democrats have a 2-1 registration advantage over Republicans. Their candidate was a Murtha aide for over ten years, while their opponent has had little political experience. And yet, the AP has gotten a big whiff of panic from Pennsylvania Democrats...

The polling shows a very close race — with Burns in the lead. That has Democrats worried about how other normally-safe districts might turn out in November. That fear has come out in Critz’ campaigning, where he has tried walking a tightrope between opposition to ObamaCare and refusing to commit to overturning it. In a debate yesterday, Burns hammered Critz as to whether his opposition means anything at all if he refuses to take action once elected, a hypocrisy that will not have gone unnoticed by voters watching the debate....

The election will take place in less than two weeks.

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: burns; murtha; pa; pa2010
I have no idea who Burns is, but I'm donating..

Burns Money Bomb

1 posted on 05/06/2010 4:23:40 PM PDT by coaltrain
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To: coaltrain

Monty?


2 posted on 05/06/2010 4:28:43 PM PDT by j.argese (Liberal thought process = oxymoron)
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To: coaltrain

Quick, make Puerto Rico a state! Push through an amnesty bill! Push through the bill that will give ex felons the right to vote!


3 posted on 05/06/2010 4:29:03 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: j.argese

I almost mentioned Monty but I was too lazy. However, I like the way Monty thinks. I would strongly support a Monty/Mr. Krabs ticket in 2012.

Note: I do have some concerns about Smithers.


4 posted on 05/06/2010 4:32:08 PM PDT by coaltrain
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To: coaltrain
Their candidate was a Murtha aide for over ten years

Translation: this is a complete crook, who seriously needs to go to jail for many, many years plus a multi-million fine for all the money he has stolen.

5 posted on 05/06/2010 4:33:45 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember ("Subtlety is not going to win this fight": NJ Governor Chris Christie)
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To: coaltrain
The new Democrat would not have Murtha's seniority and power. No matter what the gravy train is over. The district will fight for their Pork scraps like every other district.

If any voter in PA-12 has Conservative sentiments this is the time to vote for them.

6 posted on 05/06/2010 4:34:50 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

feel the burn baby....feel the burn!!!!


7 posted on 05/06/2010 4:37:16 PM PDT by ak267
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To: coaltrain

Coaltrain, before you get generous with Burns, check out his Republican primary challenger, Lt. Col. Bill Russell.

Russell was the R WHO ALMOST BEAT MURTHA last time ‘round.

Russell is very conservative, yet was not the darling of the PaRino party. Nothing against Burns...he is a gazillion times better than Murtha/Critz but...give Russell (who is polling really well) a look see:

http://russellbrigade.com/


8 posted on 05/06/2010 4:46:15 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ((((((((((((((((((((PALIN/BACHMANN 2012))))))))))))))))))))
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

you can vote for Burns in the Special Murtha replacement election because Russell is not on the ballot. But Russel is on the Republican primary ballot against Burns.

These two elections are being held at the same time.

My wife is from this district. Nice people, mostly Catholic. But they still believe in the Democrats because “Republicans are for the rich, Democrats are for the poor.”

Strongly pro-life.


9 posted on 05/06/2010 4:56:09 PM PDT by eCSMaster (He promised hope; he gave us hype. He promised change; he gave us chains!)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Now you tell me. Luckily I wasn’t that generous. I’ll check out Russell as well. It looks like the post after yours explains the special election vs. primary options, so it looks like Russell is still in the picture for the primary.

Thanks.


10 posted on 05/06/2010 5:22:11 PM PDT by coaltrain
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To: eCSMaster

Cannot someone give me a mapquest address to murtha’s grave site. I would like to relieve myself of some of the bitterness my bladder feels for this *(&*^*&^%&^.


11 posted on 05/06/2010 5:29:50 PM PDT by Phosgood ("Send in the clowns" .. but wait ..............they're here! >..<)
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To: coaltrain
New player anteing up | Libertarian Demo Agoris seeking ‘12th’ seat
12 posted on 05/07/2010 6:46:41 AM PDT by Willie Green ("You can observe a lot just by watching.")
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