Months after defeat, Specter stumping for Sestak
Almost five months after he was dispatched in the May primary, Senator Arlen Specter will be campaigning in earnest for the man who sent him packing.
Specter will be joining Senators Bob Casey and Chuck Schumer and a reception for Democratic Senate candidate Joe Sestak Monday in the Philadelphia. It will mark one of the only times since their bitter primary that Specter has stumped for Sestak—Specter brought him to a lunch of Senate Democrats shortly after the primary, but hasn’t done any public events.
He voiced his support for Sestak as he conceded on primary night.
The downtown event, first reported by The Philadelphia Jewish Voice, is expected to showcase Specter and his colleagues vouching for Sestak’s bona fides on Israel policy. Republican candidate Pat Toomey is hoping to make significant inroads among suburban Jewish voters, a constituency that long supported Specter.
October 7, 2010 at 10:00 am