Voters in the 18th Congressional District will go the polls Tuesday in a special election to replace Tim Murphy, the disgraced Republican who represented his constituents well but was forced to resign.
The Post-Gazette endorses state Rep. Rick Saccone.
A former Air Force counterintelligence officer who later worked in North Korea and studied the Middle East in Egypt, Mr. Saccone would bring a valuable resume to Congress. He is also a college professor and a four-term state legislator. Given his time of life, he is 60, and varied background, he is equipped to be a strong and independent voice for the 18th.
The Democrats in the House have only one agenda item at the moment, and it isn’t health care or jobs. It is impeachment. Regardless of whether one likes this president or his policies, one must ask what the consequence for the country will be if we dive into so great a distraction.
The election will be held on Tuesday.