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PA House races turning into a killing field for Dems

It’s becoming increasingly possible that most of the vulnerable members of Pennsylvania’s Democratic House delegation will lose tonight. Reps. Kathy Dahlkemper, Paul Kanjorski, Chris Carney, Mark Critz and Patrick Murphy are trailing, while the open seat previously occupied by Senate nominee Joe Sestak also looks likely to fall to the GOP. Only Rep. Jason Altmire […]

November 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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UPDATED: NY Times: Sestak Has Serious Chance in Pennsylvania

Although Joe Sestak still holds a lead over Pat Toomey in the Senate race inPennsylvania, it is down to just 4.5 percentage points with 78 percent of precincts reporting. The issue is that most of Mr. Sestak’s strongest areas, particularly Philadelphia, where he gained a net of more than 250,000 votes on Mr. Toomey, have reported at a higher rate than the rest of the state. Sestak has performed reasonably well so far, however, in three counties to the north of Philadelphia: Berks, Lehigh, and Montgomery — and they still have a fair amount of their vote outstanding. It is these counties that may determine whether Mr. Sestak holds on to his lead as Mr. Toomey racks up votes in the rural parts of the state.

November 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments