Thursday, March 30, 2006

Swann Holds Slight Lead in Pa. Gov. Race

This will hurt Casey and help Santorium. Rendell was supposed to give Casey a lift, but now he will be fighting for his own job.

AP - Pro Football Hall of Famer Lynn Swann held a slight lead over Gov. Ed Rendell in a statewide poll released Thursday, but more than a third of registered voters indicated they hadn't settled on either candidate.

Thirty-five percent of those surveyed in the IssuesPA/Pew Poll said they were likely to vote for Swann, a retired Pittsburgh Steelers star and Republican campaigning to become the state's first black governor.

Twenty-nine percent said they would probably support Rendell, a Democrat and former Philadelphia mayor who is running for a second four-year term.

candidate. Neither Swann nor Rendell faces a primary challenge.


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