Pennsylvania US Senate Election: Just What the Democrat Joe Sestak Campaign was Lacking, Arlen Specter to the Rescue


Hold the presses and the polls in the Keystone state …

Pennsylvania Democrat US Senate candidate Joe Sestak has a game changer in his campaign against Republican challenger Pat Toomey. Or not. Arlen Specter, the Republican turned Democrats turned loser in the Democrat primary, is here to save the day  and campaign for Joe Sestak. Watch the lead for Toomey go to double digits following an Arlen Specter sighting.

For the first time, Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter will campaign for Joe Sestak, the congressman who ended his hopes for a sixth term in the U.S. Senate after hard-fought primary campaign.

Specter will appear with Sestak at an event in Philadelphia on Monday that will also feature Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey and New York Sen. Chuck Schumer.

Just a few weeks ago, the most that Specter would say about his former rival’s campaign when asked by a reporter was, “I’m late for the squash court.” (Presumably Sestak will receive a more forceful endorsement from his erstwhile opponent on Monday).

So Arlen Specter is supposed to change the polling fortunes of Joe Sustak who currently trails his Republican opponent Pat Toomey, 49% to 40%. Hardly. As the Hot Air Pundit states, good news for Republican Pat Toomey, Specter to campaign for him. Even better, maybe Barack Obama can put is “seal” of approval on Sestak and provide the un-Midas touch once again.

Republican Pat Toomey still stands just short of 50% against Democrat Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Pennsylvania Voters shows Toomey with 49% support to Sestak’s 40% when leaners are included. Four percent (4%) favor another candidate in the race, and seven percent (7%) are undecided.

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  • Comments

    2 Responses to “Pennsylvania US Senate Election: Just What the Democrat Joe Sestak Campaign was Lacking, Arlen Specter to the Rescue”

    1. Greg the Mongoose on October 6th, 2010 9:51 pm

      What a huge mistake.

    2. jodyo on October 7th, 2010 9:33 am

      The Democrats believe that an endorsement by Specter can bring home the Jewish vote to the pro-Palestinian Sestak. I hope they are wrong, but who knows?

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