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In a Keystone Poll released yesterday, Democrat Allyson Schwartz leads her opponent Dr. Melissa Brown, 45% to 32% in Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District.

But that's no reason to get complacent about this open race to succeed Joe Hoeffel. According the poll, nearly 1 in 4 voters (23%) are still undecided. There's still lots of work to be done.

PA-13 is a gerrymandered district that includes much of suburban Montgomery County and portions of Philadelphia. In the past, Brown, who lost to Hoeffel two years ago, has used racially divisive tactics involving Sec.8 housing to try and rouse her base.

Originally posted to Montco PA for Kerry on Sat Sep 25, 2004 at 06:24 AM PDT.

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  •  Awesome! (none)
    As a resident of PA-13, this is great news.

    2 months ago, I got a push poll phone call on behalf of the Brown campaign.  Feh.  I answered every question in Schwartz's favor, no matter how ridiculous the question was.  =)

    That was a _big_ mistake, Bart. No children have ever meddled with the Republican Party and lived to tell about it. - R. Terwilliger

    by MrSnrub on Sat Sep 25, 2004 at 06:50:11 AM PDT

  •  I think Schwartz will win (none)
    She needs to do very well in the NE Philadelphia section and then break in the Montgomery County section. However, with the addition of the NE Philadelphia to the seat, I think Schwartz wins.
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