Pennsylvania Dems feud over seat

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A vicious internal brawl over the late Rep. John Murtha’s Appropriations seat has thrown a pair of politically vulnerable Pennsylvania Democrats into open warfare and threatens to leave each man weaker in the eyes of voters.

And they weren’t even running against each other for the seat.

Second-term Rep. Chris Carney is accusing 25-year veteran Paul Kanjorski, who represents a neighboring northeastern Pennsylvania district, of stabbing him in the back by voting for Rep. Patrick Murphy when the Pennsylvania delegation used secret ballots to recommend a Murtha successor to the Democratic Steering Committee, which hands out committee assignments.

Full story: Pennsylvania Dems feud over seat – Jonathan Allen – POLITICO.com