PA-12 special election today.
Also the Pennsylvania, [Arkansas,] and Kentucky primaries, but hold that thought for a moment. There is a special election today between Tim Burns and Mark Critz. The Republican candidate is fighting a two-to-one registration advantage, a contested primary on the other side scheduled to boost the other side’s turnout, and a media environment that will grudgingly score a Republican win while eagerly waiting to score | Read More »
Two days out on PA-12.
Finally got notified of the PPP poll for PA-12: 48/47 Burns/Critz. There’s been very little movement in the race since PPP polled it a month ago. The main difference is that negative campaigning has driven up both candidates’ negatives by 10-11 points. Where Burns’ favorability was a net +19 in April it’s now just +8. And where Critz was previously at a net +7 it’s | Read More »
Final Weekend – Tim Burns (R CAND, PA-12).
Have you geared up for Tuesday yet? (H/T: The Other McCain) If not: well, get your game face on. Go here to help. Moe Lane
Mark Critz (D CAND, PA-12) ad pulled by WPGH-TV for lying?
Not yet confirmed, but we’ll be checking up on this. We were given the heads’-up on this one by Stacy McCain (@rsmccain, The Other McCain), who is apparently (I think) on the scene of PA-12. [UPDATE] Preliminary checking suggests false alarm, more’s the pity. Ach, well. [ANOTHER UPDATE] Just had more on this come on in. The DCCC (not, strictly speaking, a Critz one) ad | Read More »
Eight days and counting on PA-12.
Mike Pence went to PA-12 today to help Tim Burns. Can you help Tim, too? Remember: this is a district that the Democrats cannot afford to lose. And they know it. And they will hate losing it on the 18th. But only if we keep up the pressure.
PMA trying to retain lease on PA-12?
In the course of noting that former Murtha crony Mark Critz received 52% of his first-quarter contributions from “[d]efense contractors, local business officers and lobbyists that relied on earmarked federal contracts from Murtha” the Washington Post notes this interesting little detail: Four former lobbyists of the PMA Group, a once-powerful lobbying shop, also chipped in to elect Critz. Murtha arranged for his spending panel to | Read More »
PA-12: Burns/Critz 44/41 (PPP).
How awkward for the Democrats. Buoyed by an electorate that is exceptionally sour on national Democrats, Republican Tim Burns has a 44-41 lead over Democrat Mark Critz in the special election to replace John Murtha in the House. [snip] …Burns is winning over 22% of the Democratic vote compared to Critz’s 10% of the Republican vote. Burns also has a 51-31 lead with independents, although | Read More »
Meet Tim Burns (R CAND, PA-12).
Moving on along on the CPAC interviews. Tim’s site is here. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Murtha (D, PA-12) client indicted for taking kickbacks.
(Via The American Thinker, via Instapundit) The bolded part is the part that you want your eyes to linger over. Ex-contractor with Murtha ties charged over kickbacks Federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh have charged a former executive for a defense contractor with ties to Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) with taking nearly $200,000 in kickbacks from a subcontractor. Richard Ianieri, former president and CEO of Coherent Systems | Read More »