Friday, March 12, 2010

Republican's Nominate Candidate For Murtha's Congressional Seat

Republican businessman Tim Burns has received his party's nomination in the congressional primary race for the seat of late Congressman John Murtha. Burns, a native of Johnstown, beat out challenger Bill Russell for the nomination. Russell, a former army officer challenged Murtha for his seat in 2008 but was unsuccessful. Burns won the nomination by a vote of 85 to 46 at a party meeting held at St. Vincent College. Burns will is also running in the special election to serve out the remaining 8 months of the late congressman's term. Burn will be running against Democrat Mark Critz, who was Murtha's former district director.

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