Well as most of you are aware now, John Murtha has won his reelection bid. This time it was a little different, because even he was running scared at the end. However, money talks. The people voted with their wallet.
It comes down to this, Murtha (or pretty much anyone in Congress) can say or do what they want (provided it isn’t “too” illegal) and they will get reelected every time as long as they keep bringing the money in to their district.
As noted on this blog many times before, Johnstown really is John’s town! He brings in millions of dollars to the area and the people know that. Murtha’s view is, if I don’t bring the money to this area, it will just go somewhere else.
We’ll see what happens over the course of the next few years.