Having voted for the Democratic nominee in the last five presidential elections, it’s arguable as to whether Pennsylvania is still a true “swing state.” However, there’s plenty of action and close races down the ballot in the Keystone State.
Incumbent U.S. Senator Bob Casey is running for his first re-election campaign against a former coal executive, Republican Tom Smith. Smith’s ties to the coal industry are still unmistakable as it pumps millions of dollars into a campaign to get him elected.
Across the state, Pennsylvania has seen tremendous increases of fracking for natural gas. Residents who are increasingly in jeopardy of losing access to clean drinking water will favor environmental heroes as the election nears.