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Tim Burns’s Hail Mary Pass

Tim Burns, entrepreneur turned congressional candidate, could be another Scott Brown:

Western Pennsylvania is a breeding ground for strong-armed quarterbacks. Joe Montana, Johnny Unitas, and Dan Marino all come from the region. So it’s fitting that Tim Burns, the GOP candidate to succeed the late Rep. John Murtha in Pennsylvania’s 12th congressional district, is looking to complete his own Hail Mary pass on May 18 — looking, that is, to become the first Republican to represent the sprawling, rural district since Nixon’s second term.

“It’s critical that we win this seat,” Burns, 42, tells National Review Online. “If Republicans can win this upcoming special election, it will definitely bode well for the party’s momentum as we move toward November.”

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