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Posted: May 17th, 2012
Casey the strong early favorite?

Is the U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania now safe for Democrats?

Tom Smith, file photo. GREG WOHLFORD/

Nate Silver, a writer with the New York Times, thinks so now that Republicans have nominated businessman Tom Smith, of Armstrong County, to oppose U.S. Sen. Bob Casey.

Here’s what Silver wrote:

“Finally, in Pennsylvania, Republicans were in need of a strong candidate to seriously challenge the Democratic incumbent, Bob Casey, who is fairly popular. Instead, their field failed to coalesce and they picked an inexperienced nominee, the businessman Tom Smith, in their primary in April. We classify the race as Safe Democrat, rather than Likely Democrat as before.”

Bob Casey/File photo

What do you think about Smith’s chances versus Casey?

Is this a slam-dunk for Democrats or can Smith surprise again, like he did in the primary?

– John Guerriero

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One Response to “Casey the strong early favorite?”
  1. Douglas says:

    Hard to lose in PA with the name Bob Casey.

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