Gingrich Stumps For Burns - Biden For CritzWhat else do you need?
First reason: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is coming to western Pennsylvania to stump for the Republican running to fill the congressional seat of the late Rep. John Murtha. Gingrich will be in Latrobe Thursday to support 41-year-old Tim Burns, a businessman from Eighty-Four. It will cost $150 to attend a general reception with Gingrich and $4,800 to attend a VIP event. Burns spokesman Tad Rupp says it wasn't difficult to get Gingrich to appear because "the entire country is paying attention to the race."
Second reason: Vice president Joe Biden is scheduled to be in Pittsburgh Friday to campaign for Democrat Mark Critz in the May 18 special election. Critz was director of Murtha's district, which covers all or parts of eight counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. Murtha died Feb. 8.