Rumor has it that part of Northeastern Pennsylvania will be represented by Democratic Congressman Tim Holden. Parts of Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Monroe counties may move into the 17th Congressional District.
According to Politico, Democratic Congressman Tim Holden isn’t exactly feeling the hope-n-change.
Politico tried to get Holden on the record as to whether or not he will stump for or even support President Obama in 2012. His office apparently declined repeated attempts to gather a comment.
Pennsylvania went for Obama in 2008 in a big way. He gathered almost 55% of the vote against Republican John McCain. Since then however, Obama has continued to tank in the polls. In the most recent Susquehanna Polling & Research poll of Pennsylvania voters, 53% of voters disapproved of the job President Obama is doing. Only 41% approved.
What is remarkable is that even if Holden runs North and West picking up Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Monroe counties he will still have a very democratic district. If Democrats like Holden are afraid to even support Obama in Democratic circles, it doesn’t bode well for the President’s re-election campaign.