Don’t Forget the PA Special Election When Writing the Narrative
While the focus is on the three big primaries, let’s not forget that there was a special election as well last night to fill the seat vacated as a result of the death of Democrat John Murtha, and the Democrats retained the seat. Via the AP: Dems win special Pa. election, retain Murtha seat:
Critz had 53 percent of the vote compared with nearly 45 percent for Burns with 70 percent of precincts reporting, dealing an early blow to GOP hopes of taking control of Congress this fall.
While the Democrats hold a large advantage registration-wise, the district went for McCain in 2008. As such, this was seen as potential GOP pic-up, but instead it was a hold by the Democrats.