Specter grabs (very) early lead in PA
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The Philadelphia Inquirer has Specter 66%, Sestak 34% with 2% of precincts reporting. The paper’s Web site describes the vote-counting as “very slow.” Most readers probably know by know that Ron Paul’s son, Rand Paul, has won the Senate race in Kentucky. The other state that has a major battle is Arkansas. Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter is challenging incumbent U.S. senator Blanche Lincoln in the Democratic primary. A third candidate could throw the race into a runoff. I doubt that it matters who wins this race. My Arkansas political contact, Griffin Smith at the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, told me earlier today that polls show that any of the eight Republicans seeking their party’s nomination would defeat any Democrat who is nominated. This seat has been in Democratic hands for 131 years.