Pennsylvania continues to look less like a swing state as the 2012 presidential election draws closer
Friday, September 28, 2012
Two independent polls released this week show President Barack Obama's lead in Pennsylvania widening over Gov. Mitt Romney: Romney does slightly better among likely voters in the F&M poll, trailing only by 9 points: 52 percent to 43, according to a PoliticsPa report.
In a list compiled by Politics PA, the Simmons/Deely race is named as one of the top races in this year's election cycle.
The race for the 131st state House seat is a "race to watch" according to political website Politics PA, which ranked the top 10 state representative races by likeliness to switch party control. The race for state Rep. Justin Simmons' 131st seat was eighth out of the 10 races. In a recent phone interview, state Rep. Simmons (R-131) seemed unphased by the list: "It's just the Harrisburg chattering heads talking," said Rep. Simmons. "What I care about is here, I care about helping people and we will win with the voters in the end. It's a completely different thing to be on the ground talking to the voters than it is to be in Harrisburg." Challenger Kevin Deely felt the list was confirmation that the race for the 131st district seat is far …