May 18th, 2010
10:33 PM ET
13 years ago

CNN projection: Critz wins Murtha's seat

(CNN) – CNN projects that Democrat Mark Critz has topped Republican Tim Burns in a special election to fill the late Pennsylvania Rep. John Murtha's U.S. House seat.

Filed under: 2010 • Mark Critz • Pennsylvania • Pennsylvania House • Tim Burns
soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Matthew

    I guess republicans don't have it in the bag in 2010!

    Maybe now republicans can start working together for our country.

    May 18, 2010 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  2. Ndubueze Chuku

    Best news of the night. UP Democrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 18, 2010 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  3. vwrtb

    Vote no to the party of no in November!

    May 18, 2010 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  4. jbakaregit

    This is the 7th special congressional election the GOP has lost in a row.

    Keep on believing that 1994-all-over-again-for-the-Dems media meme if you want to.

    America voted for this current projection of economic recovery in 2006 and 2008 and meant every vote. 2010 will be no different.

    May 18, 2010 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  5. John

    So much for the "Republican groundswell"! Looks like the voters said "no" to the party of no.

    May 18, 2010 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  6. Phaneendra

    yeah.. Go dems

    May 18, 2010 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  7. Pea Tarty

    Wha? a Dem won a national election? what ever could this mean?

    May 18, 2010 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  8. ethan

    YES! Great night for the Dems!

    May 18, 2010 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  9. ProudDEM

    Hey, Republicans. What about that wave that is gonna put you back into the majority? I think that your flame is already blown out. Good luck in November.

    May 18, 2010 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  10. Julian

    The Democratic genie is out of the bottle. Goodluck Gopers with your dreams. I hate to say, "I told you so." But you guys and ladies seem to proceed with a herd mentality.

    May 18, 2010 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  11. Save America, impeach the treasonous republicans

    Good news for the democrats, not so good news for the lying right wingnuts who made this race about Nancy Pelosi. In a district that went for McCain, there is a lesson to be learned by the nutty right fringe of the GOP who continues to show they are out of touch with reality.

    May 18, 2010 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  12. Save America, impeach the treasonous republicans

    It appears that not everyone is buying into the gloom, doom and fear of the worthless slime GOP. Hard to believe that they were once a viable party that was not controlled by Fox news and big business.

    May 18, 2010 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  13. Save America, impeach the treasonous republicans

    It will be interesting to see how the right wingnuts spin this huge loss. This is another rejection of the loony GOP in a special election. Maybe it is time to point out to them that their base of 25% of the population is not a majority and November could be difficult for the GOP.

    May 18, 2010 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  14. reinaldok

    This is turning out interesting. Many have forgotten than McCain defeated Obama in this district. Maybe the start of a trend.

    May 18, 2010 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  15. phroyd

    What is it with you Pennsylvania jokers. Haven't you been reading the papers. Obama is a Communist who wants to destroy your coal mines and put you all out of work. I'm so disgusted I can't see straight. IDIOTS!!!

    May 18, 2010 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  16. Anonymous

    Looks to me that people are still blaming the republicans. There was very low voter turn out in this district which often favors a republican candidate. Critz managed a comfortable win despite it all. Good luck to the GOP in November LOL!

    May 18, 2010 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  17. Emmanuel Davies

    I duobt Republicans will win back the House or Senate. I think their strategic plan for the Democrats to fail will leave them as the only alternative might not be the case. I think Paul is out of the mainstraim of American politics and might not be able to win the General election. I think the Democrats took the risk to bring the economy back atleast and deserve credit. I donot think Republicans have any think to offer other than their usual recitation of "Tax Cut, Limited Government, and individual Liberty". In practical term, they can never tell you what aspect of Government they will limit, or who they intend to to give tax cuts, or what freedom taken away that they wish to restore.They have no vision. They are locked into this bank robbed idealogy that drove this economy at the abyss. Thank God for the Democrats and President Obama. The politics of "FEAR" will work for awhile, but "TRUE" will always concur.

    May 18, 2010 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  18. mabel floyd

    that's one for the good guys–

    May 18, 2010 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  19. Miri

    Now I know where to send my insurance bills

    May 18, 2010 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  20. josh

    oh Dems won, so what happened to thte republican revolution, LOL...what a joke cable news is.....

    May 19, 2010 12:26 am at 12:26 am |
  21. tj

    I am indep. I just don't know how people will vote for a rep. For not doing nothing to help with the clean up that they created during bush era. People should use their head not their heart. Use common sense

    May 19, 2010 07:21 am at 7:21 am |