The 157th District rematch between incumbent Warren Kampf and Democratic challenger Paul Drucker was named one of Pennsylvania’s ten most competitive state House races yesterday by Politics PA.
The pair, who have already sparred over the , the , and , are expected to go down to the wire again after Kampf topped Drucker by under 1,000 votes in 2010.
Politics PA said the seat is, out of 203 districts in play, the third most likely to switch hands, and had this to say about the dynamic race:
This is another rematch. Kampf beat then-freshman Democrat Paul Drucker by 4 points in 2010, about 1,000 of 25,000 votes cast. Dems’ messaging statewide since 2011 is aimed at guys like Kampf who, after his election, have voted the party line (Corbett budgets and all). That said, Kampf has many friends in the private sector who view this race as a proxy battle in the ongoing cold war between business groups and trial lawyers like Drucker.