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Analyst: Primary no ‘cakewalk’ for Specter

If Congressman Joe Sestak (D-7) does indeed run for Senate, Pennsylvania Democrats should get ready for a contentious and exciting primary—and one that could get vicious.

That’s the message of Franklin & Marshall College political analyst G. Terry Madonna.

“I think we could have a real donnybrook of a contest, and I think it could get pretty tense and pretty difficult,” Madonna told pa2010.com after the news broke that Sestak plans to run against Senator Arlen Specter. “I would be shocked if it doesn’t take a nasty turn.

“I think we’re going to have a good contest,” he added. “I don’t think it’s going to be a cakewalk for Specter.”

Madonna said that Sestak would need about $10 million for a successful primary challenge to Specter, who is likely to have loads more campaign cash. And he said going up against the vaunted fundraising machines of both Specter and Gov. Ed Rendell, who is backing him, would prove a daunting—but not impossible—task.

“Sestak is still gonna have to take on a powerhouse lineup,” Madonna said. “Specter is going to have a fortune.”

May 27, 2009 at 6:10 pm

--Dan Hirschhorn

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  1. David Diano

    May 27th, 2009

    Sestak’s going to have difficulty getting the support of county chairmen. Marcel Groen of Montgomery (part of which in Sestak’s district) has reportedly announced support for Specter and asked Sestak to stay out of the race.

    Bob Brady’s already behind Specter, and Brady’s the chairman for Philly.

    Sestak is mistaking anti-Specter rumblings and the regular ***-kissing he gets from friends, family and sycophants to be broad based support for his candidacy.

  2. contactsport

    May 28th, 2009

    Specter is not a Democrat, and any Democrat who supports him should have their head examined!! He stood at a podium and promised not to be a reliable Democratic vote-why would we want to hire him for the job?? Sestak will raise the money-he has connections through the Clintons and is a scrappy campaigner. I wish he were more progressive, but he’s still a better choice than the Democratic-lite Specter. Lets get the grassroots behind Sestak and show the Party Powerful that they don’t get to decide for the people, the way they did with the Casey senate race. The more we let them dictate our primaries, the more we get a lack of representation.

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