May 18th, 2010
11:09 PM ET
13 years ago

Sestak: 'A win for the people'

(CNN) – Rep. Joe Sestak hailed his victory over Sen. Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania's Democratic Senate primary as "a win for the people."

"This is what Democracy looks like," Sestak told his supporters Tuesday night. "A win for the people - over the establishment, over the status quo, even over Washington, D.C."

Related: After 30 years in Washington, Specter ousted by voters

Filed under: 2010 • Arlen Specter • Joe Sestak • Pennsylvania • Pennsylvania Senate
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. JES

    Go home Specter that's what yopu get for becoming a trader to your voters and party.

    May 18, 2010 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  2. D.

    Definitely a win for the people.
    Specter in his flip flopping parties and supporting the healthcare bill his people did not want, was against the people, and the people (even the democrats, since he became unelectable by the people in general elections) booted him out!
    A classical case of punishment for one's sins!

    Go with momentarily popular administration/ agenda as did Specter and you lose too– this is the lesson: Americans are patriots, Americans love their country as it is, and Americans will fight for it (starting in the ballot booth, and then on and on)!!!!!

    May 18, 2010 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  3. Russell

    A great win for democrats and Democrats with Joe Sestak and Mark Critz. Pennsylvania has started the journey to November.

    May 18, 2010 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  4. sandie shuck

    I just want capable politicians from now on-I am scared and I really hope people think before they vote. I think this guy, and I have heard him on news shows, is a better choice. I am not a Democrat but I think he is about as good as a candidate can get-I just don't think any candidate today is a JFK or a Reagan.

    May 18, 2010 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  5. Larry

    Specter, another career, corrupt politician has been given his pink slip.

    More of this to come in November.

    May 18, 2010 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm |
  6. Diogenes

    Good progress so far on the task of removing ALL incumbents

    May 18, 2010 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  7. Peter s

    Congratulations sir!!! It seems people are waking up!. NO MORE NO more! No more..........

    May 19, 2010 01:11 am at 1:11 am |
  8. Specter Lost - why am I not surpriised...

    That's great. Is anyone really surprised by the loss of Specter, the two timing, self serving, gutless, principle less pathetic excuse for a peoples Representative? Come on now, he was all about self preservation, he didn't stand for anything, he had no convictions, no ideology besides self love and no principles. People saw through that as soon as he changed the party. Goes to prove - you can fool some people some time but not all the people all the time. He is finished, washed up and I say good riddance.Pennsylvania is better off without him, Go democracy!

    May 19, 2010 01:49 am at 1:49 am |
  9. greg in jacksonville florida

    It shouldn't be that hard to beat out an 80 year old for a job.

    May 19, 2010 07:44 am at 7:44 am |