May 18th, 2010
10:24 PM ET
5 years ago

CNN projection: Sestak beats Specter in Pennsylvania

ALT TEXT Sen. Arlen Specter speaks to reporters in Philadelphia on Thursday. (PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images)
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(CNN) – CNN projects that Rep. Joe Sestak has won Pennsylvania’s Democratic Senate primary, beating five-term Sen. Arlen Specter.


Filed under: 2010 • Arlen Specter • Joe Sestak • Pennsylvania • Pennsylvania Senate
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. D.

    Yesss........
    Time to go, (next to go is the healthcare bill!)

    May 18, 2010 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  2. steve

    Arlen Specter going down in flames is something we can all applaud, both Republicans and Democrats. A huge victory today for principle over political expediancy.

    May 18, 2010 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  3. jbakaregit

    Goodbye Specter.

    Sestak, wipe the floor with Toomey in November.

    May 18, 2010 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  4. November 2010

    Poor confused democrats. For thirty years they were told to vote against Arlen and this year they were told to support him, by the President no less. Their heads must be spinning!

    May 18, 2010 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  5. A.B.

    FINALLY, JUSTICE HAS BEEN DONE!! The people of Pennsylvainia have made the right decision for their state and for the country by voting for the real deal–Joe Sestak and dumping Arlen Specter, the phony democrat. The voters have chosen integrity, honesty over opportunism and political expediency.

    May 18, 2010 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  6. Spencer Chaffin

    Just the begining of things to come

    May 18, 2010 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  7. Hayden

    I'm glad that Specter lost. Regardless of party affiliation this man is what is wrong with politicians today. He didn't care about Republicans or Democrats – only getting re-elected to "his" seat. We will finally turn a page in this country when elected officials put the needs of the Country above their own.

    May 18, 2010 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  8. A.B.

    FINALLY, JUSTICE HAS BEEN DONE!! The people of Pennsylvainia have made the right decision for their state and for the country by voting for the real deal–Joe Sestak and dumping Arlen Specter, the phony democrat. The voters have chosen integrity, honesty over opportunism and political expediency. Now President Obama and the Democrats can congratulate, fully embrace and support Joe Sestak as the true democrat that he is.

    May 18, 2010 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  9. OARFNY

    Terrific. He's finally out of of there. Unless he discovers he can run as an Independent, or Socialist, or a Green Party candidate or whatever else he can think up. Snarlen Arlen has all the qualities of a dog, except loyalty.

    May 18, 2010 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  10. john lannefeld

    Thank you, thank you, Pennsylvania for sending another career, elitist politician crashing. These incumbents have developed a sense of entitlement and it is high time the voters set them straight.

    May 18, 2010 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |