by Craig Dimitri

Rep. Curt Weldon (R) may be trailing Democrat Joe Sestak in the polls.  But the Republican leaders in Delaware County, remain optimistic that the GOP’s stellar get-out-the-vote (GOTV) operation in the county, will be able to save Weldon and return him to Washington for an 11th term. 

According to the Delaware County Daily Times, county Republican Chairman Tom Judge Sr., who has headed the party for 31 years, sounded confident that his organization would be able to pull it off:  “We’ve been victorious in the past, and we’re going to continue that same procedure.”

One illustration: powerful Upper Darby Republican Party chairman John McNichol, will have about 1,000 rank-and-file Weldon supporters at Drexelbrook Catering in Drexel Hill, all turning out the Republican vote.

However, GOP leaders in Washington do not share the confidence of the Republican generals on the battlefield.  According to a Saturday, November 5 article in the Washington Post, the authors reported the results of interviews with DC Republican strategists:

Three days before the ballots are cast, Republicans all but conceded six seats or more are lost to the Democrats.  Incumbents all but given up for lost included… [Curt] Weldon in Pennsylvania, ensnared in a federal corruption investigation.”

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