Pat Meehan presents himself as if he were a character from a crime show a tough, GOP establishment candidate who made his name as a Bush appointee in the position of U.S. Attorney for the eastern district of Pennsylvania. There he targeted terrorism, gangs and the cronyism culture of Philadelphia government, a plus in Pennsylvania's 7th District, which has had only three Democratic Congressmen since 1900. Decorated war veteran Bryan Lentz, the Democratic candidate, is a Pennsylvania Representative entering the race in an election cycle unfriendly to him. He faces Meehan, whose tough persona may outshine his own, and who importantly in this political climate has no fiscal-policy background to assail. The incumbent in this seat is popular Democrat Joe Sestak, who is leaving to mount a challenge for Arlen Specter's Senate seat. The district went for Obama by 13 percentage points in 2008, but Pennsylvania Democratic ambivalence could help Meehan. The question is whether District 7 will vote liberally, as it did the past two cycles, or conservatively, as it did for the previous two generations.