Skip to comments.Suddenly, Casey in a battle against Smith (Pennsylvania US Senate race tightening!)
Posted on 10/08/2012 5:28:33 PM PDT by smoothsailing
October 8, 2012
WASHINGTON Suddenly, Pennsylvania's sleepy U.S. Senate race is getting buzz.
And like the snooze button on an alarm clock, the buzz reveals just how long incumbent Bob Casey's campaign team has overslept, allowing unknown Republican Tom Smith to draw closer.
Until the past few days, Smith has controlled the narrative: He's the farm-boy-turned-coal-miner with a large family who mocks Casey (nicknamed Senator Zero in Smith ads) as an ineffective lawmaker.
Smith's a businessman who until last week was airing two and a half times more commercials statewide, and was running them unchallenged in the Philadelphia media market. Smith could spend upwards of $15 million of his own fortune in the general election. Casey didn't begin buying time on the Philly-area airwaves until the last Friday in September.
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could this help Smith In PA?...It could. Some of the people in Western PA probably only voted Casey because of his name. They might figure Republican Pres., Republican Senator.
It looks like the Mason-Dixon polls like Heitkamp. RCP lists 4 polls.
Mason-Dixon Oct. Berg 47 Heitkamp 47
Rasmussen July B 49 H 40
Mason-Dixon June B 46 H 47
Forum/Essman May B 51 H 44