By Uncle Irvin
The PRESS has learned that polls done in August by both Republican and Democrat organizations show incumbent Democrat Tom Houghton running ahead of Republican John Lawrence by a margin of between 7 and 11 percentage points.
If that margin holds on election day, Houghton would win by a higher margin than the Presidential election two years ago, when Houghton picked up a 1100-vote margin from Lower Oxford east precinct.
If Houghton wins a second term, it will be increasingly difficult for the GOP to win back the seat, and doesn’t speak well for the GOP county organization.
While all you hear in national politics is the rising tide of the GOP nationally, you must remember that all elections are local.