Dems keep Murtha seat during special Pa. election

Democrat Mark Critz, left, shows off the T-shirt his 11-year-old daughter, Sadie, is wearing saying "Vote for Critz" after winning the special election in Johnstown, Pa., Tuesday, May 18, 2010 for remainder of the term for the Congressional seat vacated by the death of long time congressman John Murtha. ( (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic))

May 18, 2010 9:36:19 PM PDT
An aide to the late Democratic Rep. John Murtha won a special election to fill the final months of his boss's term - a nationally watched contest considered a potential bellwether for this fall's midterm election.