NEW YORK (CNN) - Republicans in Pennsylvania hoped to snatch two seats in the House of Representatives from Democrats on Tuesday. Not only did they fail, but the GOP wound up losing one of its own.
In District 3, Rep. Phil English lost his re-election bid to Democrat Kathy Dahlkemper.
Sixteen-term Democrat John Murtha staved off a challenge from Republican challenger William Russell in District 12, even after Murtha called his own constituents "racist" and "redneck." And Republicans eyed the District 11 seat held by Democratic Rep. Paul Kanjorski - and put up Republican Lou Barletta against him - but fell short.