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Suddenly, Casey in a battle against Smith (Pennsylvania US Senate race tightening!)
The Morning Call ^ | 10-8-2012 | Colby Itkowitz

Posted on 10/08/2012 5:28:33 PM PDT by smoothsailing

Suddenly, Casey in a battle against Smith

By Colby Itkowitz, Call Washington Bureau

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at mcall.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; pa2012; pennsylvania
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To: jazusamo

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.


21 posted on 10/09/2012 2:29:01 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: smoothsailing
Okay so Casey is in trouble in Pennsylvania BUT BERG is in trouble in North Dakota? Someone is full of shiite and I think its the North Dakota pollster.
22 posted on 10/09/2012 4:57:44 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: jmaroneps37

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


23 posted on 10/09/2012 7:10:18 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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