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Monday, August 02, 2004

Right-Wing Spoiler to Enter PA Senate Race

Posted by DavidNYC

Via Atrios, we learn that the Constitution Party appears set to offer up an ultra-right-wing challenger to Arlen Specter in PA's Senate race. In Pennsylvania's 1994 gubernatorial race, the Constitution Party candidate pulled a hefty 13%, again against another alleged "moderate" Republican, Tom Ridge, who is now the Homeland Security Secretary. (Ridge still wound up winning over the Dem, 45-40, but don't forget that 1994 was the year of the GOP wipeout.)

Even if this CP guy only winds up pulling a few percent, Joe Hoeffel's day just got a lot better.

Posted at 08:38 PM in Pennsylvania | Technorati


Good news or bad news? I'm concerned that an ultra-right candidate for Senate might pull rightwingers out of the basement (non-voters) who would then vote for Bush (the same as the marriage amendment draws out conservative non-voters.) But recent polls look good for Kerry in PA.

Posted by: Aliki at August 5, 2004 01:14 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Aliki, I am quite confident that Pennsylvania will once again vote Democratic in November. In fact, I personally don't regard the Keystone State as a swing state at all.

Posted by: Pepe at August 5, 2004 01:36 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment