(CNN) - Just one day before President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden head to a DNC rally near a Philadelphia school, the CNN Express stopped in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to take the political pulse of the city.
Pennsylvania will play a key role in the midterm elections, where a tight Senate race is currently underway. The latest CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll shows Republican Senate nominee Pat Toomey with a single digit lead over Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak.
(CNN) - Pennsylvania GOP Senate nominee Pat Toomey has out-raised his Democratic opponent for each of the first three quarters of 2010, according to fundraising numbers released by both campaigns Tuesday.
Toomey brought in $3.8 million in the third quarter, bringing his total individual contributions to $14 million. His third quarter haul represents his biggest fundraising quarter since launching his campaign in April 2009.
Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak raised $3.2 million from July to September.
(CNN) – A new poll in the Pennsylvania Senate battle indicates Republicans have a good shot at regaining a Democratic-held seat they lost just a little over a year ago.
According to a McClatchy-Marist survey released Monday, 51 percent of likely Pennsylvania voters say they are backing Republican Senate nominee Pat Toomey, with 42 percent supporting Rep. Joe Sestak, the Democrat's nominee, with six percent undecided.
Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here. Today's featured district is:
PA 07: OPEN SEAT- Rep. Joe Sestak is running for Senate
Primary: May 18 2010
Location: Philadelphia suburbs
Days until the election: 30
This district seems to be shaping up as a great bellwether for the outcome of November's midterm election, and may even be a good predictor for the political dynamic in 2012.
(CNN) - Pennsylvania may be in for a nail-biter in November, according to the results of a new poll released Thursday.
Republican nominee Pat Toomey is leading Rep. Joe Sestak, the Democrat's nominee, 45 percent to 42 percent among likely voters in the Keystone State's race for Senate, according to a Susquehanna Polling and Research survey conducted for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Toomey's three-point lead falls within the margin of error.
The poll portrays a tighter race than a spate of other recent polls have indicated. Toomey held a five-point advantage in a CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll released last week, a seven-point margin in recent surveys from Quinnipiac University and Muhlenberg College, and a nine point lead in a recent Franklin and Marshall College poll.
(CNN) - A new Pennsylvania Senate poll shows what several others have already confirmed: Democrats are in trouble in the Keystone state.
The latest survey from Muhlenberg College shows former GOP Rep. Pat Toomey with a seven-point lead over Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak among likely voters, 46 to 39 percent.
Washington (CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton is heading to Pennsylvania today to try and keep a Senate seat in Democratic hands. The event, a late addition by Rep. Joe Sestak's campaign, comes on the same day that Vice President Joe Biden heads to his native Pennsylvania to help out Sestak, the Democrats' Senate nominee in the Keystone state.
The former president will join Sestak at the Kaiserman Jewish Community Center in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, in suburban Philadelphia. Sestak, a retired Navy admiral, served on the National Security Council during the Clinton administration.
Monday evening Biden is scheduled to help raise campaign cash for Joe Sestak at a fundraiser in the Philadelphia area. The Biden and Clinton events come just one week before President Barack Obama is expected to be the main attraction at a September 20 fundraiser to raise money for the two term representative.
Washington (CNN) - First President Barack Obama. Now Vice President Joe Biden.
CNN has learned that Vice President Biden is going to help raise campaign cash for Joe Sestak, the Democrats Senate nominee in Pennsylvania. This comes just five days after CNN reported that Obama would host a September 20 fundraiser to raise money for the two term representative.
The Sestak campaign tells CNN Wednesday that Biden will be the main attraction at a fundraiser for Sestak on September 13 in the Philadelphia area.
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1247 p.m. ET: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Walked some of the Labor Day parade with Congressman Joe Sestak, the Democratic Senate nominee. He acknowledges he's down "single digits" against Republican opponent Pat Toomey but says he's confident he can win. Says his key is proving he is "an independent voice who happens to believe in Democratic principles." Whatever you think of his politics, he's an energetic campaigner - running from side to side to glad hand during the parade.