Specter, Sestak stump for votes across the state
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The final push is on as Sen. Arlen Specter tries to hold off a primary challenge from congressman Joe Sestak.
Both candidates will crisscross Pennsylvania on Monday as they make their last pitch to voters before Monday's Democratic primary.
Mr. Specter scheduled events in Erie, Johnstown, Harrisburg, Scranton, the Lehigh Valley and finally Philadelphia. Mr. Sestak also planned events on either end of the state.
Polls show the race too close to call after Specter had built what seemed to be an insurmountable lead just a few weeks ago.
The latest Quinnipiac University poll, released this morning, shows Mr. Sestak holding a slight 42-41 percent lead over Mr. Specter among likely primary voters.
With 16 percent undecided and 25 percent of those who do back a candidate saying they might change their mind, the race is too close to call.
Mr. Specter has the backing of the Democratic establishment after switching parties last year to avoid a primary battle with a more conservative candidate. Mr. Sestak says Mr. Specter is a political opportunist interested only in saving his job.
First Published May 17, 2010 7:49 am