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The Smiths and the Pennsylvania Senate Race

August 15, 2012

Meet the other Smith running for Senate in Pennsylvania.

Businessman Tom Smith, the GOP nominee to challenge Democratic Sen. Bob Casey, has company -- Rayburn Smith, a retired postal worker running as a Libertarian. The Allentown Morning Call on Rayburn Smith:

He collected enough signatures to appear on the November Pennsylvania ballot, although they are being challenged by the state Republican Party.

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It's a worst-case scenario for Tom Smith, an underdog candidate with low name recognition, to have a third party challenger to peel away votes. It's worse yet when the candidate shares the same surname.

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The "other" Smith, 65, doesn't have a campaign website -- he said he doesn't have Internet at home -- doesn't intend to fundraise and doesn't have much negative to say about Casey or Tom Smith. Their biggest affront, he said in an interview Monday, is they represent a "plutocracy."

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