The Campaign Spot

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Burns Campaign Heating Up, but They Can’t Lose That Competitive Fire


According to an internal campaign poll, Republican Tim Burns leads former Murtha aide Mark Critz in the special election in Pennsylvania’s 12th district, 45 percent to 41 percent.

Republicans in this district should not breathe easily, however; the special election falls on the day of the primaries, and there are contested primaries for Democrats in both the gubernatorial and Senate races. In short, a big key is turnout, and Critz would appear to have a bit of wind at his back.

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