I keep hearing how swell the G.O.P. is doing. Here is a Bunkervite’s view from PA 7 which is Sestack’s old House Seat in PA. This district has been Red since forever. However, with the sweep of Obama last time around, Sestack was able to capture the seat with some dirty tricks on the eve of the election. I hope things are going better in your neighborhood. There are Dem Lentz signs everywhere, nothing heard from Meehan. Scary from Philly Mag that Comrade Matrix cued up: “A new poll in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District is a shocker”
”This is the scenario that Republican strategists were fearing, that the race would tighten and get increased scrutiny, that Pat Meehan would actually have to campaign,” Last I heard, Michael Steele was out caravaning around in a Bus. Maybe best.
Lock and Load Posted last week , about the Chamber of Commerce attack, and mused that I had not heard anything about the Republican Meehan efforting to make a snag. There are endless attack ads on his Dem opponent, Lentz. It is a stupid ad, but I must give the “Chamber” a shout out for running it endlessly. To add to my discontent, Pat Cadell, who claims to be a Dem pollster, was wailing on Hannity radio, that the Republicans were leaving behind many seats they could capture. He called for a National message from the GOP and the same folks who spent millions in trying to derail Obamacare. While Clinton and Obama were sucking up the air waves, there were no Republicans taking the stage..
The Monmouth University poll released late last week shows Republican Pat Meehan with a slim four-point lead over Democrat Bryan Lentz. The race is now considered a toss-up with the momentum clearly with Lentz. A month ago Meehan’s internal polling had him up double digits.
Adding to Meehan’s problems, this poll did not include conservative Independent candidate Jim Schneller, who is expected to pull votes from Meehan. If Schneller had been included, it is reasonable to conclude that Meehan would be tied or trailing Lentz in the Monmouth poll.