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The Rematch Is Already Scheduled

The Democrats hang on to the Murtha seat in Pennsylvania:

In Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District, where a special election was held to fill the vacancy created by the Feb. 8 death of Democratic Rep. John Murtha, The Washington Post declared former Murtha aide Mark Critz the winner over Republican businessman Tim Burns, who called Critz to concede. With nearly 98 percent of the vote in, Critz had 53.2 percent to Burns’s 44.4 percent.

The two will square off again in the fall since both also won their respective primaries for the next full term.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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