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    TV viewers brace for PA Senate race

    Television watchers may start hearing more about Pennsylvania’s Democratic race for Senate. Newly-minted Democrat Arlen Spector has begun airing ads.

    Television watchers may start hearing more about Pennsylvania’s Democratic race for Senate. Newly-minted Democrat Arlen Spector has begun airing ads.

    The question is when his opponent Congressman Joe Sestak will join in the airwave fray.

    Spector’s first ad features a group of former steel workers from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania praising the Senator for saving their pensions.

    So far he’s been leading in the polls, but a recent survey has Sestak gaining a few points.

    Larry Ceisler is the editor of P-A politics.com. He says Sestak is likely to go on the air with just a few weeks left in the campaign. That way, he’ll make the most of his money at a time when voters are paying attention.

    Ceisler:
    What he’s hoping is that the Spector support is soft and with a barage of television ads that link him to Rick Santorum and George Bush, that his support among Democrats will crumble.

    In the meantime, Sestak has been waging a grassroots campaign with mailings, emails, and invitations to voters to join his conference calls.

    Spector and Sestak have been sparring on the campaign trail. Spector has been accusing Sestak of missing key votes and underpaying campaign staff. While Sestak is defining himself as the true Democrat.

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