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Arlen Specter Loses Pennsylvania Democratic Senate Primary to Joe Sestak

by JewishJournal.com

May 19, 2010 | 8:48 am

From CBS.com:

Sen. Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania’s longest-serving senator, lost his bid to run for re-election as a Democrat to Rep. Joe Sestak, the Associated Press reports.

With 79 percent of precincts reporting, Sestak received 53 percent of the votes, AP reports; Specter received about 47 percent.

Sestak’s victory marks a striking triumph over the establishment candidate, who just last month had a more than 20-point lead in polls.

Read the full story at CBS.com.

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