Longtime Senator Arlen Specter Loses Bid for Sixth Term to Congressman Joe Sestak

In a symbol of the growing anti-Washington sentiment across the country, Rep. Joe Sestak defeated five-term senator Arlen Specter in the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary and in Kentucky, Tea Party-backed candidate Rand Paul captured GOP Senate nomination, defeating GOP establishment candidate and Secretary of State Trey Grayson. Specter, a longtime Republican, switched parties in April of 2009 to avoid a potential defeat against his likely GOP opponent Pat Toomey. But Sestak, a virtual...Full Story
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