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GOP Rep. Perry Clings to Slight Lead in Pa.

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By Tuesday, 30 October 2018 07:49 AM Current | Bio | Archive

The Republican U.S. Representative long considered one of the most vulnerable of Pennsylvania lawmakers clung to a slim lead in a poll released on Saturday.

Rep. Scott Perry, a Member of the staunchly conservative Republican “Freedom Caucus” in the House, had a lead of 45 to 43 percent over Democrat George Scott in the York-based 10th District, according to a just-completed New York Times/Siena College poll.

The contest in the recently-redistricted 10th has been drawing national attention in part because of the background of the candidates. 

Both Perry and Scott formerly had long careers in the military — Perry was a helicopter pilot in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and saw action in Iraq, while Scott retired as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army and fought in Desert Storm as well as the 2003 strike at Iraq.

Perry, who served in the state House of Representatives before coming to Congress in 2012, is considered more conservative than his two immediate predecessors. Both former Reps. Bill Goodling and Todd Platts were regarded as moderate-to-conservative.

Democrat Scott, who became a Lutheran minister and pastor following his discharge, takes decidedly liberal stands on most issues.  He is a strong proponent of gun control and supports restoring subsides to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). 

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.

 

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