Politics & Policy

Crashing Wave

Mike Fitzpatrick looks well positioned for victory in Pennsylvania’s 8th district, potentially without having to wait until Wednesday for absentee ballots to be counted. He leads Democrat Pat Murphy 53–47 percent with 80 percent reporting.

Mike Kelly wins in the northwestern 3rd district, Lou Barletta slayed forever-incumbent Paul Kanjorski in the eastern 11th, Tom Marino knocked off Blue Dog Chris Carney in the northeastern 10th. More to follow.

The wave has hit Pennsylvania.

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Film & TV

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