A recent poll showed that Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) continues to be on solid ground in his re-election campaign ó especially without a top GOP candidate on the horizon.
A Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday showed Casey leading an unnamed Republican challenger, 47 percent to 32 percent. The poll, taken June 7-12, also showed 47 percent of respondents said Casey deserved to be re-elected and gave the Keystone Stateís senior Senator a 47 percent job approval rating.
A couple of Republicans have announced they are running against Casey, including a local attorney and a tea party activist, but none of them are well-known. Republicans say theyíre still searching for a top-flight challenger.
The Quinnipiac University survey took the opinion of 1,277 registered voters and had a 2.7-point margin of error.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.