Republicans Have a Chance in Pennsylvania

A few months ago, it seemed as though Democrats were set to waltz their way to a smooth victory in Pennsylvania, a state that’s gone blue in Presidential elections for the past 20 years. Now, though, it looks like Republican Tom Smith has at least narrowed the gap between himself and incumbent Senator Bob Casey while Mitt Romney’s campaign hasn’t ruled out an ad buy in the Keystone State. It looked like Senator Casey was set to sit on a big lead in the polls and allow Smith to punch himself out (Smith’s dropped $17 million into his campaign). But, after a Romney victory in the first debate and, at the very least, a perceived Republican surge, it might be too early to paint Pennsylvania blue for either Senator Casey or President Obama. [Washington Post]