Polls show a tightening Pennsylvania Senate race -- but with less than four weeks out from Election Day, Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and his GOP challenger Tom Smith have yet to set a single debate.
The Associated Press:
The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania said it is trying to arrange two debates between Democratic Sen. Bob Casey and Republican challenger Tom Smith, but nothing was final Wednesday.
The league has even had trouble getting responses from Smith and Casey for its voters' guide, said Bonita Hoke, who is executive director of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania.
"This has been one of the toughest years yet to get information out of people," Hoke said.
The underdog in a race is frequently the person clamoring for more debates, which may be why there's been no action in this contest. Casey, who led by large margins until recently, is still favored to keep his seat. But Smith hasn't taken on the traditional underdog role and agitated for debates, possibly because the first-time candidate has limited debate experience.
He had this gem
of a line during an April debate: "It's true I was a Democrat but I was conservative, so I really wasn't a Democrat."
Stay tuned, we'll see if these two decide to meet on stage before Election Day.