Democrats have fared well in the Keystone State up until 2010 when the GOP won a Senate seat, picked up the governor’s office and netted five new Congressional seats. A tightening presidential race has Republicans hopeful of knocking Democrat Senator Bob Casey out of office, but that won’t be an easy task. According to The Cook Political Report, “as critical as some Republicans are of Casey’s voting record, many acknowledge that it is hard not to like him.” The son of a former PA governor, Casey is hard to peg on the political spectrum. He supports and strongly defends his vote in favor of “Obama-care,” but is opposed to same-sex marriage and supports gun owners’ rights. A pro-life stance did not stop him from opposing efforts to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood. Although affable, these wide-ranging stances on a number of issues has made it tough for some to fully embrace or reject Casey, although Republicans are clearly hoping such issues as health care will do the trick.