|Election 2006||Latest Polls||Senate Races||House Races||Governor Races|
|Poll||Date||Sample||Sherwood (R)||Carney (D)||Und.||Spread|
|Lycoming College||10/22 - 10/26||643 LV||38||47||15||Carney +9|
|Keystone Poll||10/19 - 10/23||384 LV||39||48||13||Carney +9|
|Momentum Analysis (D)||10/9 - 10/11||400 LV||37||52||--||Carney +15|
|Bennett, Petts (D)||10/8 - 10/9||400 LV||37||51||--||Carney +14|
|Lycoming College||9/24 - 9/28||804 LV||38||47||15||Carney +9|
|RT Strategies/CD||8/27 - 8/29||1,008 RV||43||50||7||Carney +7|
|Momentum Analysis (D)||4/20 - 4/23||400 LV||49||43||--||Sherwood +6|
(October 6) Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District is one of the most conservative in the entire Commonwealth. It occupies the Northeast corner of the state – excluding Scranton and Wilkes-Barre – as well as a sliver of central Pennsylvania. The result is a district that is overwhelmingly rural and Republican.
So – why is it up for grabs this year? The answer is its current representative – Don Sherwood. In 2004, Sherwood did not even have major party opposition. He took 93% of the vote against a Constitution Party candidate. He is in such a fight now because of his personal life. In 2004, a woman with whom Sherwood had been having a 5 year affair filed an assault charge against him. She also filed a $5.5 million lawsuit against him, which was eventually settled out of court. Sherwood admitted to the affair, but denied having assaulted her.
This kind of activity tends to be big time trouble in conservative districts like PA 10 – and Sherwood is neck-deep in it. (Click here for more....)
Sherwood (R) 93
Bush (R) 60
Kerry (D) 40
- Liberal Democrats Turn on One of Party's 'Blue Dogs' - Wall Street Journal
- Carney, Hackett Say Bailout Was Bad Idea - The Daily Item
- Freedom's Watch Targets Kanjorski, Carney - PolitickerPA
- Carney, Hackett Agree on Withdrawl, Not on Time - The Daily Review
It is becoming increasingly clear that the GOP is in major trouble in this district. It can be counted as the fifth where the actions of party elites have put the party’s hold on the seat in serious jeopardy: along with FL 16, TX 22, OH 18 and AZ 08. This must surely disappoint Republicans everywhere – to essentially cede the Democrats 1/3rd of what they need for control because of individual irresponsibility.