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 11: Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D) defends his seat.
Primary: May 18, 2010
Days until the election: 14
A Democratic powerhouse is on the line here in Pennsylvania's 11 district, and he'll have to give it everything he's got in order to keep his seat. Rep. Paul Kanjorski – a 26 year veteran of the House and the Chairman of the Financial Services committee is being challenged for the third time by Republican Lou Barletta.
Barletta, who is major of Hazelton, has been hammering away on all the issues voters across the country are holding against incumbents this year: jobs, taxes, and the economy in general. Kanjorski is an easy target, give his seniority in the Democratic caucus.
But this district is solidly blue, and voters here, despite their concerns about jobs and the economy, have remained loyal to their Democratic congressman for almost three decades.
Both party committees are heavily invested here as the candidates spend money as fast as they can raise it. It will be the pedal to the metal here until November 2.