The 12th District special is going down to the wire -- Politico says a new Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee poll shows their guy, Mark Critz, up by 2 points over Republican Tim Burns.
This follows a DailyKos poll Friday showing the GOP candidate up by 6, and a condition for Democrats they called "toxic."
Meanwhile, the Post-Gazette's editorial board released their PA-12 endorsements today, and they like Navy vet Ryan Bucchianeri and Burns in the primary for the full term, and Critz for the special.
Here's what they said about Bucchianeri, of Monongahela:
Mr. Bucchianeri sees his lack of a government career as a plus and believes he can bring new energy and fresh perspective to the office. While both candidates were well-informed, Mr. Bucchianeri was direct and straightforward in his answers, while Mr. Critz, on controversial topics, was hedged and cautious. Ryan Bucchianeri may be the underdog in this matchup, but he has earned the Post-Gazette endorsement.