It’s Sestak

The AP has called the Democratic Senate primary for Congressman Joe Sestak. By all measures, it’s a stunning comeback for Sestak, who trailed by wide margins before his campaign started airing television ads in April.

Specter is conceding the race right now.
The five-term incumbent  had the backing of President Obama, Governor Rendell and the rest of the Democratic establishment. Sestak countered by campaigning across the state at a near-manic pace.

Democratic chairman T.J. Rooney recently called a Sestak primary win “cataclysmic” for the party’s chances against Republican nominee Pat Toomey. We’ll see what he says tomorrow.

About pubradiopolitics
Scott covers state government and politics for Pennsylvania's public radio stations, including WITF in Harrisburg, WHYY in Philadelphia and WDUQ in Pittsburgh.

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