Santorum & Menendez

Look for Democrats and Republicans to be running the same campaign in the Philadelphia media market, where two United States Senators will be running against sons of popular ex-Governors. In Pennsylvania, Republican Senator Rick Santorum faces Bob Casey, whose father, Bob Casey, was a two-term Governor; and in NewJersey, Democratic Senator-designate Bob Menendez will likely be running against Tom Kean, the son of two-term Governor Tom Kean. Both parties say that polls that show strength for the challenger is based on their father’s positive name ID. “It’s a very good name in Pennsylvania, the name Casey. Bob Casey is a great name,” Santorum said on Hannity & Colmes last night. “Look, people from Pennsylvania, you know, don’t understand the name Bob Casey, who’s a former governor — the son of a former governor — who was very popular.” Hannity & Colms

Santorum & Menendez