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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Pennsylvania Politics -- Opposition to Casey Builds

Democrat Party leaders anointed Bob Casey as their candidate in large part because of his pro-life views hoping to neutralize one of Rick Santorum's big advantages. Now that decision is coming back to bite them.

The Harrisburg Patriot-News reports:

WASHINGTON - Women's groups continue to vent their anger over top Democrats' backing of Robert P. Casey's U.S. Senate bid as leading feminist organizations endorsed one of his lesser-known rivals.

The endorsement of Alan Sandals by the National Organization for Women and Feminist Majority political action committees provides the Philadelphia pension-rights attorney with a huge morale boost and shows the cracks in the Democratic Party days before it will endorse a candidate to oppose Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.

Read it here.

The feminist revolt won't defeat Casey in the primaries. He has them in the bag. But, there is some question of how much it will cost him in terms of contributions and fall turnout. At the least it will diminish Casey's lead over Santorum by a few percentage points.

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