Sunday, March 10, 2013

Poll: Sestak takes lead in 2014 guv race

It may be too early to make predictions in the 2014 gubernatorial race here in Pennsylvania.

But Harper Polling recently released results of a poll that put former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, D-7, one point ahead of U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, D-13, of Montgomery County. Sestak was the congressman of the 7th Congressional District for two terms before U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan, R-7, of Upper Darby. Sestak held the seat for two terms and decided to run for U.S. Senate in 2010.

When Sestak decided to run for Senate, his seat became the center of a fiercely contested race between Meehan and Democrat Bryan Lentz, a former two-term state representative from Swarthmore. Meehan defeated Lentz and Sestak was defeated by U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa.

You can check out more details about the recent Harper Polling results in my article here.

Also, I was unable to reach Sestak for comment for this article but he previously indicated in emails to me that he wants to serve again. In addition, here is what some local officials told me about Sestak running for governor. In a nutshell, the Democratic party leaders from Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties all told me they didn't know whether Sestak would enter the gubernatorial race.

I was unable to reach a representative from Harper Polling for additional comment before press time so check out the company's website if you want more details about the poll.


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