Election 2010: Specter-Sestak Race Too Close To Call

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A poll released today shows that Pennsylvania's Democratic primary for U.S. Senate is too close to call. Five-term Sen. Arlen Specter (left) is being challenged by U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak. (File photos)

Another day, another poll showing the Democratic primary election race between U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter and U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak is too close to call.  The Quinnipiac University Poll released today shows Sestak at 42 percent among likely voters in Tuesday's primary and Specter at 41 percent, with 16 percent undecided.  One in four people in the poll said they might change their mind.

Sestak is spending the day visiting five campaign offices in eastern Pennsylvania but first he'll be at the New Hope Baptist Church at 16th and Federal streets in South Philly to be endorsed by African-American clergy members.  Specter is hoping his endorsement Friday by the Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity will help drive voter turn-out in the city tomorrow.  Sestak is clearly trying to dilute Specter's support there.

Specter is flying around the state today, starting in Erie and ending in Philadelphia this afternoon.  Speaking in South Philly yesterday, Specter was touting his support in the African-American Community.  "I went to a bunch of black churches this morning and got a standing ovation," Specter said. "They won't let [Sestak] in. Why are they giving me a standing ovation? Because of what I've done. Why won't they let him in? Because he has nothing of interest to say to them."

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