Pennsylvania Congressman John Murtha (D) is dead.
Washington Post has more here.
As special election should be interesting:
Without Murtha in the 12th district, however, the special election will be seriously contested. Murtha’s district is the only one in the country won by Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) in 2004 and by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in 2008, according to Republican sources, and that trend line coupled with the volatile national environment for Democrats ensures Republicans will heavily target the contest.
Whoops, Did not see Jay’s post below. Or Kim’s