GOP Closing Gap in Stunning Senate Race
or most of 2012, the Pennsylvania U.S. Senate race was considered a yawner – but now the contest is getting exciting.
Incumbent Democrat Bob Casey held a strong lead for months and was up by 20 points just a month ago. But four new polls are showing a much different story, as Republican challenger Tom Smith has now closed to as few as three points behind Casey.
A businessman for 44 years, Smith told WND’s Greg Corombos his biggest challenge was building name recognition and informing voters of the real Casey legacy. Smith referred to Casey as “Senator Zero” for his failure to pass one piece of legislation after nearly six years in office. But that doesn’t mean Casey doesn’t have a record to defend. Smith is pounding the senator over his support for raising the debt ceiling, dramatically increasing spending and providing the decisive vote for Obamacare.