Good news for the right........This would be a huge gain for the right...
Veteran congressman's death adds to Barack Obama's woes | World news | The Guardian
Veteran congressman's death adds to Barack Obama's woes• Democrats fear Republicans will win seat held since 1974
Ewen MacAskill in Washington The Guardian, Tuesday 9 February 2010
The Democratic party faces another election test after the death yesterday of John Murtha, a congressman dubbed by his colleagues the "king of pork".
Murtha, aged 77, had been in the House of Representatives since being elected to his Pennsylvania district in 1974.
The fear in the party is that Republicans will notch up another victory when a special election is held, probably May