I’m going to keep posting on this race. Next Wednesday Tim Burns and Mark Critz will debate each other without the other 3 candidates from this week’s forum. At this time I plan on being at that debate as well. Robert Stacy McCain writes more about this race here and here. Also, here’s a map of the district, indirectly via Govtrack.us. Cross-posted to Renner’s Here.
Tim Burns and a flustered Mark Critz in PA-12
Promoted from diaries. – Moe Lane. I made a further edit of my video from last night’s PA-12 debate. This clip shows the notable closing statements*, including Tim Burns’s linking of Mark Critz and Nancy Pelosi, and Critz’s bizarre and stunning apology to the Burns camp for ads he’d run attacking Burns’s position on taxes. *I’ve left out Bill Russell, Don Mackell, and Ryan Bucchanieri | Read More »
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 »
Pennsylvania Special: Replacing Jack Murtha
[UPDATE, Moe Lane: With Neil's permission I'm annotating this with a link to Tim Burns' moneybomb. Tim's less than four grand away from hitting his original goal of $50K; you can watch his RS CPAC interview here.] Public Policy Polling looked into the special election in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District, the seat vacated by the late Jack Murtha.
, arlen specter
, Barack Obama
, Ed Rendell
, Jack Murtha
, mark critz
, public policy polling
, special election
, tim burns
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 »
Moneybomb this weekend for Tim Burns (R-Cand, PA-12)
This weekend is an unofficial moneybomb for the Republican nominee for John Murtha’s seat (Pa-12). Tim Burns is a Conservative business man, and one of the founders of the Tea Party in Pennsylvania. http://www.redstate.com/erick/2010/02/25/tim-burns-for-pennsylvania/ Why this weekend? This is the last weekend before the vote on ObamaCare. This is our last weekend to send Nancy Pelosi a message. Donate @ https://www.campaigncontribution.com/version6e/process/info.asp?id=73D83D59-D477-4709-9191-48CD97F0F90A&jid=&title=&firstname=&middlename=&lastname=&suffix=&address1=&address2=&address3=&city=&state=&zip=&country=&email=&amount=&employer=&occupation=&homephone=&workphone=&monthly=&monthlymonth=&monthlyyear=&emaillist=&layout=&language=&lid=20103132&link=&msgto= The special election is | Read More »
Live Tweeting PA-12 GOP Nomination RIGHT NOW
Follow http://twitter.com/AngelaRMLash . She is at the conference to select the GOP nominee for the Murtha special election. She will be live tweeting throughout the night. Go Tim Burns!!
Meet Tim Burns (R CAND, PA-12).
Moving on along on the CPAC interviews. Tim’s site is here. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
The Voters Of PA-12 Will Choose A New Representative Through A Special Election
The important practical question following the death today of Congressman John Murtha is what happens to the House seat he held on behalf of the people of Pennsylvania’s 12th District. The good news, so far as I can tell from early reports, is that Ed Rendell won’t get to appoint an interim replacement, but rather the voters will have to choose one in a special | Read More »
Rep. Jack Murtha (D, PA) looking for a soft place to land?
Mayyyyybe: Rep. John Murtha’s (D-Pa.) campaign has asked the Democrats’ reelection arm to write a memo detailing how he can use funds in his campaign account if he retires. [snip] The office acknowledged asking the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) for the advice, but explained that it did so only in response to a constituent who assumed that members could put their remaining campaign funds | Read More »
Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D, PA-11) babbles about maglev trains.
Well, first he was babbling about how nobody expected unemployment to get this high, and how he didn’t vote for the stimulus because it wasn’t big enough, and then he got into the entire maglev thing… anyway, I’ve cut up and laid out the relevant bits. It needs a soundtrack, but I couldn’t think of anything that would mix nonsensical and doom-laden well enough. You | Read More »
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 »
Jack Murtha (D-PA) gets a primary opponent.
I was first tipped off to this by the NRCC’s blog: Jack Murtha is going to have a primary opponent. For those who were wondering: Murtha did not have a primary opponent in 2008. Or 2006. Or 2004*. You have to go back to 2002 to see the last time that anybody tried to challenge him, in fact. From the Post-Gazette’s blog: Today, former naval | Read More »
Jack Murtha (D, PA-12) Claims Constitutional right to trade earmarks for donations.
Okinawa Jack seems very, very defensive in this article (H/T: Instapundit): Murtha defends statement The region’s outspoken congressman is in the national lens again – this time CBS News television cameras – in a report Wednesday that calls him “the king of earmarks who wastes a lot of taxpayer money” and implies that the FBI is investigating. U.S. Rep. John Murtha, D-Johnstown, responded by waving | Read More »
Paging Congressman Murtha.
Congressman? Run. Moe Lane