May 19th, 2010
07:40 PM ET
12 years ago

After primary win, Dem luminaries dialing Sestak's number

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption ="A CNN camera caught a glimpse of Rep. Joe Sestak talking with former President Bill Clinton Wednesday on Capitol Hill."](CNN) – If Rep. Joe Sestak's recent call log is any indication, Pennsylvania's newly minted Democratic Senatorial nominee is moving up in the world.

Before an appearance on CNN Wednesday, cameras in the Russell Senate Office Building caught Sestak accepting a call from former President Bill Clinton.

Earlier Wednesday, Sestak told CNN that he received a call from President Obama congratulating him on his primary victory. Obama "couldn't have been nicer," Sestak said.

Sestak also said that president told him, "I'm there for you and I look forward to working with you and getting you in the United States Senate."

Not to be outdone, Vice President Joe Biden said that he too spoke to Sestak Tuesday night. In a statement released Wednesday, Biden said the former Navy admiral, "will make a great candidate in the fall, and a wonderful United States Senator."

Filed under: 2010 • Joe Sestak • Pennsylvania
soundoff (5 Responses)

    Congrats to future senator Sestak AND to the rest of us, remember,

    Vote NO in NOvember to the party of NO.

    May 19, 2010 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  2. Right Leaning Independent

    Sestak was not supported by the Dems until he won and now they love him! Another example of Dem Hypocrisy!!

    May 19, 2010 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  3. marc in california

    way to go, joe sestak! thanks for finally taking out arlen specter!. Now all you need to do is take out that right wing weirdo pat toomey and you are in. Look forward to seeing you win in november

    May 19, 2010 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  4. Hammerer

    Just what Seatak needs Biden and Obama throwing their support his way. A double kiss of death for any politican these days.

    May 19, 2010 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  5. DENNA

    Congratulations Rep. Sestak. I hope you go all the way. We need voices of reason in the Senate to counter the loud Nos from the Party of No.

    May 19, 2010 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |