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Two Blue Dogs, Tim Holden and Jason Altmire, lose primary [View all]

Pa. Rep. Tim Holden Loses Dem Primary

Pennsylvania Rep. Tim Holden, the longest-serving member of the state’s House delegation, has lost the Democratic primary for the newly redrawn 17th District, according to the Associated Press.

With 91 percent of precincts reporting, lawyer Matthew Cartwright had won 56.5 percent of the vote.

Holden is a member of the Blue Dog Coalition of moderate House Democrats, whose ranks have been decimated over the past two years.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/pa-rep-tim-holden-loses-dem-primary


Jason Altmire Concedes To Mark Critz In PA-12 Primary

Rep. Jason Altmire (D-PA) has called fellow Rep. Mark Critz (D-PA) to concede their primary match in the state’s 12th district, according to multiple Pennsylvania reporters. The two were forced into the same district by a newly redrawn Congressional map following the latest census.

The race was marked by a battle of competing Democratic factions. Altmire, a conservtive Blue Dog elected in 2006, angered many progressive and labor groups by voting against President Obama’s signature health care reform law. Unions rallied behind Critz in the primary, helping put him over the edge in the extremely close race.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/jason-altmire-concedes-to-mark-critz-in-pa


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