A poll of the 50 most competitive (including the PA 10th) congressional districts across the country points to a possible change in control of the House of Representatives.
NPR Survey: Brave New World in America's Top 50 Districts
This is a very special study conducted solely in the 50 most competitive House seats that will determine the outcome in 2006. Only 10 of the districts are currently held by a Democrat, while 40 are held by Republicans. Voters in these 50 districts gave 58 percent of their votes to George Bush (over Kerry in 2004) and 56 percent to Republican candidates for Congress. But as Congress is recessing for the summer, Republican candidates (polled by name) are getting only 43 percent of the vote. The results are breathtaking and suggest that in the real world where the campaigns are fighting it out for votes, Democrats are in a very strong position to hold virtually all their seats, while the Republicans could readily lose most of theirs. Clearly, the probability of a Democratic takeover in November is rising, and is more likely than not.
In local campaign news John Murtha will be in the area to support Chris Carney.
CLARKS SUMMIT -Congressman John Murtha will be the main speaker at a 12:30 p.m. lunch in support of Chris Carney at the Inn at Nichols Village on U.S. Route 6 in Clarks Summit on Aug. 3, Carney's campaign announced Thursday.
Murtha will be making a major announcement in support of Chris Carney at this event, according to Carney's campaign manager, Andrew Eldredge-Martin.
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