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Pennsylvania Kossacks, mark your calendars because both Senator Bob Casey Jr. (D) and Tea Party Tom Smith (R) have agreed to a debate date:

Their campaigns announced their only debate late Friday after weeks of uncertainty over whether the two would even have a face-to-face match-up. The candidates will debate Oct. 26 at Philadelphia's local ABC television station. It will be taped and then broadcast on Oct. 28. - The Morning Call, 10/12/12
So the debate is finally set.  Get ready to see Scranton's Favorite Son face off against The Wealthy Coal Baron who is trying to buy this seat.  In the mean time, help Casey give him the momentum to win:

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  •  Not a good sign. (1+ / 0-)
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    There would be no debate unless both sides saw upside in it.  AT this point, that means Casey feels the need to fill in the blanks on Smith's campaign (which has been very vanilla - but effective - he calls Casey the "invisible senator" and hits him for not passing any legislation).  So Casey wants to paint Smith as Tea Party (he is) and Smith wants to be on stage next to Casey and his not very leader-like posture.  If it wasn't under 10pts there would be no way Casey would be doing this debate .  . ..

    •  I don't know about that. Casey's campaign never (1+ / 0-)
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      expected to win this race by the same margin he beat Santorum in 2006 plus Casey's campaign always knew that Smith would out spend them in ads since Smith is pouring all his own money into this race.  A debate was going to happen no matter what plus the latest Philadelphia Inquirer gives Casey a ten point lead.

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