Arlen Specter Loses Pennsylvania Democratic Senate Primary to Joe Sestak
Posted by Stephanie Condon
Sen. Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania’s longest-serving senator, lost his bid to run for re-election as a Democrat to Rep. Joe Sestak, the Associated Press reports.
With 65 percent of precincts reporting, Sestak received nearly 53 percent of votes, the AP reports, to Specter’s 47 percent.
Sestak’s victory marks a striking triumph over the establishment candidate, who just last month had a more than 20-point lead in polls.