Skip to comments.Chris Reilly with a slight lead over Scott Perry in the Republican race to replace Todd Platts
Posted on 04/18/2012 5:30:51 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
York County Commissioner Chris Reilly has a slight lead over state Rep. Scott Perry in the Republican race to replace Todd Platts representing the 4th U.S. Congressional District, according to a poll commissioned by The York Dispatch newspaper.
However, the poll of 400 registered voters found that 57 percent of the voters are still undecided.
There are seven Republicans in the race for the seat, which covers the West Shore of Cumberland County, part of Harrisburg and all of York and Adams counties.
In the poll, Reilly was favored by 17.8 percent of voters while Perry was favored by 12.6 percent. But the difference between Reilly and Perry was barely outside the polls 4.9 percent margin of error, The York Dispatch noted.
Lawyer Sean Summers was third with 5.1 percent of the vote, and Mark Swomley, a project manager for The Hershey Co., was next with 2.8 percent. Kevin Downs received 2.3 percent of the vote, Eric Martin received 1.9 percent and Ted Waga received 0.9 percent.
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I don’t know a great deal about the candidates. With the primary coming up in a safely Republican district, I’d like to know who is the most conservative.
From a personal standpoint, I can tell you that Mr. Reilly is of outstanding character, very personable, very smart and very conservative. If I could vote for him, I would, without hesitation. You will be well represented, I can assure you.
I went to college with Platts. I didn't like him then and I certainly don't like him now. This might just lean me more towards Reilly. I'm hearing rumors that Perry's military service was less than spectacular; purely political and absent from the men in his command. I'm still undecided and would really like to hear from someone that knows Perry to confirm or deny the rumors.