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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

PA-Sen: Casey Outraises Santorum

Posted by DavidNYC

It's that time of year again - time for campaigns to release their quarterly fundraising numbers. The official FEC quarterly filing deadline is always on the 15th day of the month following the end of the quarter, meaning that the approaching due-date is 10/15. (Campaigns get a couple weeks extra to submit end-of-year reports - those are always due on Jan. 31.)

Anyhow, the numbers are out in the Pennsylvania senate race, and it looks like the third quarter was pretty good to Democrat Bob Casey, Jr.:

Casey 3Q Amount Raised: $2M+
Santorum 3Q Amount Raised: $1.7M+

However, the cash-on-hand disparity favors Santorum:

Casey Cash-on-Hand: $3M
Santorum Cash-on-Hand: $6.6M

As Adam Bonin points out, though, Santorum's latest poll numbers are atrocious. If things stay this way, Casey simply won't need as much money as Santorum in order to win. If anything, it is Santorum who is desperate right now. However, Little Ricky still has time to turn his image round, though his penchant for wingnuttish blunders (such as writing and publishing that misogynistic book of his) will make that difficult.

I'm also not sold on the Casey the Younger's political acumen (and I disagree strongly with many of his views on important issue), so it's possible that the race might turn if he starts making mistakes. But with the way things look right now, ya gotta believe that Sen. Man-on-Dog will soon be sent to the kennel.

Posted at 12:42 PM in 2006 Elections - Senate, Pennsylvania | Technorati

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I'm not too familiar with Casey's position on issues other than being anti-abortion rights. What are some of his other questionable stances?

Posted by: Mark [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 11, 2005 01:19 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

I would be very grateful if we could avoid another fight about Casey, so if you'd like to learn more about his views from the point of view of his critics, you can directly search the archives here or go to the pull-down menu and select Pennsylvania.

Posted by: DavidNYC [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 11, 2005 01:25 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

I'd like to point out that there is also a progressive Democrat named Chuck Pennacchio who is hoping to run against Santorum. www.chuck2006.com

Posted by: Dave [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 12, 2005 02:50 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Plus, Chuck doesn't ignore the Democratic base like Casey Jr.*

Go Chuck!!!

*Bob Casey, Jr. Fumbles in Erie

Posted by: Judith Stein-Stevens [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 17, 2005 02:05 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment