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Pennsylvania 15th District - Dent vs. Callahan

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John Callahan

John Callahan (D)

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Charlie Dent

Charlie Dent (R)*

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RCP Ranking:
2010 Key Races:
Governor | Senate | PA-3 | PA-4 | PA-6 | PA-7 | PA-8 | PA-10 | PA-11 | PA-12 | PA-13 | PA-17

----------PAST KEY RACES----------


2008:
President | PA-3 | PA-10 | PA-11
2006: Senate | Governor | PA-4 | PA-6 | PA-7 | PA-8 | PA-10
2004: President | Senate | PA-13

Polling Data

PollDateSampleCallahan (D)Dent (R)Spread
Final Results----39.053.5Dent +14.5
Morning Call10/5 - 10/13496 LV3249Dent +17
Morning Call9/11 - 9/16496 LV3849Dent +11
Morning Call4/19 - 4/27303 LV3143Dent +12
PA15

Race Analysis

10/30/10 -- Democrats believed that they had found the right challenger to upend Republican Charlie Dent in Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan.  But the polls have consistently showed Dent with the lead here.  This is probably a case of the right challenger in the wrong year.

Previous Election Results

  2008: Dent (R) 59%, Benett (D) 41%   2008: Obama (D) 56%, McCain (R) 43%
  2006: Dent (R) 54%, Graf (R) 4r%   2004: Kerry (D), 50%, Bush (R) 49%
  2004: Dent (R) 59%, Driscoll (D) 39%   2000: Gore (D) 49%, Bush (R) 48%