- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 4, 2008

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Seventeen-term Congressman John Murtha has won re-election in southwestern Pennsylvania. With over half the vote in he has 58 percent of the vote.

Centre County GOP chairman Glenn Thompson has won the state’s only open congressional seat.

In northwestern Pennsylvania, seven-term Republican Rep. Phil English is trailing Democratic political newcomer Kathy Dahlkemper. She has nearly 53 percent of the vote.

Two other incumbent Republican congressmen are also in very tight races — Reps. Jim Gerlach from suburban Philadelphia and Joseph Pitts from central Pennsylvania.

In northeast Pennsylvania, Democrat Paul Kanjorski is fighting for his political survival against a strong challenge from Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta.



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