It’s Official: Sestak v. Specter
In an interview with Pennsylvania’s Wayne Independent this morning, second-term Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Penn.) officially threw his name in the ring to take on Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Penn.) in next year’s Democratic primary.
Sestak had been hinting at the run for months. The Hill describes the final hurdle of the decision-making process:
Sestak was expected to run in the Democratic primary, but he was talking things through with various members of his family. Last on the list was his daughter, and he appears to have gotten the go-ahead.
He has a tough road ahead. Democratic leaders, including President Obama, have already indicated that they’ll support Specter.