Senator Bob Casey wrote a letter of support to Democratic National Committee chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz in support of Philadelphia's bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
Senator Casey's combined two-election vote percentage of 56.1% is the highest election/reelection combination of all Pennsylvania U.S. Senators since the 1940s. The election plus first reelection averages, in order starting from the highest, are as follows:
With most votes counted, Bob Casey won reelection with 54% of the vote and with a nine-point margin of victory.
Tea Party Tom Smith trails by a healthy margin in independent public polls, but he has spent the most by a challenger against an incumbent U.S. Senator since Michael Huffington's 1994 race in California. Smith has been heavily backed by national Tea Party groups and out-of-state donors aligned with the Tea Party donors.