Daily Archives: May 15, 2010

The John Murtha Seat: Pennsylvania Special Election Appears to be Close by Gregory Hilton

PHOTO: Senator Scott Brown (R-MA), left, is shown in Pennsylvania on Friday with congressional candidate Tim Burns.

The May 18th special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Rep. John Murtha (D) appears to be headed for a photo finish. The poll results are conflicting and they are all within the margin of error. Furthermore, polling in special elections is often unreliable.
Rep. Murtha was Chairman of the powerful Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, and was the campaign manager of Nancy Pelosi’s bid to become House Speaker. The late Congressman was retired Marine Corps colonel when he was first elected to the House in 1973 after serving in Vietnam. Continue reading