From the harvest of weekend reading:
Mary Beth Buchanan and Keith Rothfus are duplicates on the issues, so their battle for the GOP nomination to face Jason Altmire is mostly ad hominem.
The GOP fights for a "political hammer blow -- at once practical and symbolic" in the 12th District special election, writes the PG's Dennis Roddy, though the job-creating might of earmarks (wielded by Murtha aide Mark Critz) still goes a long way in the state's southwest corner.
For an outside-Allegheny County view of Dan Onorato's reform record, check out this ad watch story from John Micek at the Morning Call. Onorato finished up a row office reform effort started by the previous exec, Republican Jim Roddey, John writes.