Lehigh Valley candidates make final pitch before midterm elections


As Election Day approaches, candidates for Congress in the Lehigh Valley are making their final pitch to voters in what is expected to be one of the tightest Congressional races in the U.S.

Democratic Congresswoman Susan Wild faces Republican challenger Lisa Scheller in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District, which covers all of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties and a small part of Monroe County.

The waning days before the election are crucial for candidates to win over still-undecided voters and encourage people to make a plan to get to the polls. The candidates have held wall-to-wall campaign stops in all corners of the district, from major rallies to one-on-one meetings with voters.

It’s a crucial time, said Muhlenberg College director of Political Science Chris Borick.

“You’re looking at messaging that you think might, at the end, nudge these hard-to-get voters to…

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