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Mark Critz Defeats Tim Burns in Pennsylvania Special Election

Mark Critz Defeats Tim Burns in Pennsylvania Special Election for Murtha's Seat 18 May 2010 Democrat Mark Critz, a former congressional aide, has defeated Republican businessman Tim Burns in the special election for Pennsylvania's 12th district, the Associated Press reports. The special election has been portrayed as something of a bellwether race for this year's midterm elections, giving renewed hope for Democrats.