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John Murtha's widow will not seek his Pa. seat

February 23, 2010 politisite 0

The widow of Pennsylvania Rep. John Murtha will not run to replace her husband, The Associated Press reports. Joyce Murtha feels it’s “too soon after his death to be on the campaign trail,” according to an email the AP said it received Monday from the Murtha for Congress Committee. CQ Politics reports that another person with close ties to John Murtha is poised to enter the race: Mark Critz, the late […]

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Joyce Murtha urged to run for late husbands seat

February 12, 2010 politisite 0

Running for a deceased congressman seat by a spouse has become a tradition over the years, I guess the most famous is the wife of Sonny Bono who died after a tragic skiing accident.  The Pittsburgh-Tribune Review is reporting that Joyce Murtha is being urged to run for her late husband, John Murtha’s seat. Family members, particularly spouses, assuming a late politician's seat is not unusual in American politics. Among […]