September 6th, 2010
11:54 AM ET

Retail politics at the Stoneboro fair

Editor's note: CNN's T.J. Holmes will be traveling through four states on the CNN Election Express bus this week, talking with voters about their thoughts on the economy and the upcoming midterm elections.

Local Democrats and Republicans took retail politics to the 143rd annual Stoneboro fair in Mercer county Pennsylvania this Labor Day weekend.

At stake is Pennsylvania's third congressional seat, currently held by first term congresswoman Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper.

She is the first Democrat to hold the seat in 32 years. Republican challenger Mike Kelly hopes to take the seat back in the district which voted for John McCain in 2008 by only a 17 vote advantage over then Senator Obama.

Lifelong Stoneboro resident Trisha Black runs the Democrat table at the fair. She says that the Republicans are playing politics and only want to make Democrats look back. At the Republican table Cindy Robbins, also a lifelong Stoneboro resident, retorts that Democrats current leadership in Washington is not listening to the people's needs and concerns.