May 18, 2010

The Specter of Arlen: Sestak wins primary race

Joe Sestak has sent Arlen Specter, an 80-year-old, five-term senator, into retirement.

Specter is shown on left -- Sestak on the right.

Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, who left the Republican Party a year ago in hopes of salvaging a 30-year career (which began as a Democrat), was rejected on Tuesday by Democratic primary voters.

Congressman Joe Sestak won the party’s nomination on an anti-incumbent wave that is defining the midterm elections.

Sestak will face Republican Pat Toomey in November.