Washington (CNN) – Former Pennsylvania Congressman Joe Sestak announced an exploratory committee for the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, with a campaign titled "Leadership for a Better America."
The Pennsylvania senatorial race is in 2016, making this an unusually early declaration, but Sestak said that the formation of the exploratory committee is not just for his Senate bid, but also to address problems that currently affect Pennsylvanians.
(CNN) - Republican candidate Pat Toomey has defeated Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak to win the Pennsylvania Senate seat, CNN projects. The seat was left vacated by Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter, who lost in the state's primary elections. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.
Wayne, Pennsylvania (CNN) - Both candidates for Sen. Arlen Specter's Senate seat are publicly predicting a win in the final hours of voting in Pennsylvania.
Republican candidate Pat Toomey's campaign spokeswoman, Nachama Soloveichik tells CNN, "It's going be close, but we're going to win." She means really close: "it's not going be a 10 point margin"
(CNN) - On the eve of the midterm elections, a new poll indicates that Republican Pat Toomey has a five point advantage over Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak in the battle for Pennsylvania's open Senate seat.
According to a Quinnipiac University survey released Monday morning, 50 percent of likely voters in the Keystone State support Toomey, with 45 percent backing Sestak and five percent undecided.
Toomey's five point margin is within the poll's sampling error. Other surveys released in the past week also indicate a single digit advantage for Toomey.
(CNN) - Six days before the midterm elections, a new poll indicates that it's too close to call in the fight for an open Senate seat in Pennsylvania.
According to a CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday, Republican nominee and former congressman Pat Toomey holds a 49 to 45 percent advantage over Rep. Joe Sestak, the Democrats' nominee, among likely voters in the Keystone State, with six percent undecided or backing another candidate. Toomey's four point margin is within the poll's sampling error.
(CNN) - A new poll indicates that Republican Pat Toomey has a 7 point advantage over Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak in the battle for Pennsylvania's open Senate seat.
According to a Franklin and Marshall Center for Opinion Research survey released Wednesday morning, 43 percent of likely voters in the Keystone State support Toomey, with 36 percent backing Sestak and a large 19 percent undecided.
Philadelphia (CNN) - The contrast in Pennsylvania has come down to comparisons. Republican Senate candidate Pat Toomey is accusing his Democratic opponent, Congressman Joe Sestak of being a rubber stamp for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Sestak responds that Toomey, a former Congressman himself, has also voted with Pelosi in his career. "He's such a San Francisco liberal," Sestak laughed.
(CNN) - If "extreme" was the buzzword in the first Pennsylvania Senate debate, "economy" was the hot topic in the second debate between Republican candidate Pat Toomey and Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak on Friday.
Both candidates continued themes they have used throughout their campaigns - painting each other as "extreme" while attempting to showcase themselves as moderates.
Sestak, a former U.S. Navy admiral and two-term congressman, touted his military record and focused on attacking Toomey as someone who would cater to Wall Street.
(CNN) - Hours after the first debate in this year's Senate battle in Pennsylvania, two new polls indicate the race is deadlocked.
According to a Quinnipiac University survey released Thursday, 48 percent of likely voters in the Keystone State say they are backing former Rep. Pat Toomey, the Republican Senate nominee, with 46 percent supporting Rep. Joe Sestak, the Democrats' nominee. Five percent are undecided. Toomey's two point margin is within the poll's sampling error. The 2 point spread is also down from a 7 point advantage in a Quinnipiac survey from late September.
(CNN) - "Extreme" was the word of the night as the two Pennsylvania Senate candidates debated for the first time on Wednesday.
Democrat Rep. Joe Sestak and Republican Pat Toomey, a former Congressman, seldom agreed on the issues during the hour-long debate, but both came to the podium armed with remarkably similar messages.
Throughout the debate, both sought to paint the other as belonging to the extreme wing of their respective parties.