From the Toomey campaign:
So much has happened on the campaign trail since our last correspondence. Pat continues criss-crossing the state of Pennsylvania each day, racking up endorsements, signing up new volunteers and raising the funds critical to winning next November.
A sure sign that Pat’s message is resonating with Republicans most recently came in the form of support from former Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor, Bill Scranton. Bill endorsed Pat’s candidacy on May 26 – a terrific sign that prominent members of the Republican Party are confident in Pat Toomey and his chances in 2010. We are working hard to bring our Party together to win this seat back.
Strong support is showing up clearly in the latest polling numbers as well. In a May 28 poll conducted by Quinnipiac University and in a June 2 poll conducted by Susquehanna Polling and Research, Senator Specter’s 20 point general election lead over Pat Toomey was reduced to a mere 9 points. Moreover, Specter’s numbers stayed well below 50% – a sure sign of trouble for any incumbent, but especially dangerous for a 30 year lawmaker with national name recognition.
And here’s the kicker: Specter’s name recognition will likely do little to help him defeat the nearly announced U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak who is preparing to enter the Democratic primary field. Sestak seems undeterred by national pressure to lay down to Sen. Specter and polling shows that the numbers of a popular liberal like Sestak have nowhere to go but up.
Thank you for your continued and unwavering support of Pat Toomey’s campaign for U.S. Senate. It is your work and dedication that will win this election for Pat – but more important, all Pennsylvanians will benefit from sending a tax-cutting conservative like Pat to Washington.