May 8, 2018
The Morning Call/Muhlenberg Poll
The Morning Call/Muhlenberg Poll is like a broken clock, but it might be right in the race for the new 7th Congressional District. The poll has Morganelli besting Wild and Edwards, with a good chance of winning in November. In the Republican Primary, it has Nothstein prevailing over Browning.
With Morganelli being more of centrist, and Dent demonstrating over the years that this political philosophy resonates in the valley, he may well win the Democratic primary. Furthermore, to Morganelli's advantage, I see the dedicated progressive vote being split between Wild and Edwards.
While the new district gives the Democrats a slight advantage for November, enormous sums of money will come into play for that election. Large sums have already come into play for the primary.
The Morning Call's Bill White, while wearing a virtual pink hat against Trump, has remained neutral in the primary. Here in the local blogosphere I remain neutral, while Bernie O'Hare campaigns for Morganelli by bashing Wild.
The fall campaign will be hyper-charged by the special election to represent us for two months. I expect the primary winners to also be the appointed candidates for that election.
The above photo of the Edwards/Sanders rally at Symphony Hall was taken by Kim Schaffer