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After trailing for months, multiple public opinion polls now show U.S. Representative Joe Sestak (D) is pulling ahead of party-changing incumbent Senator Arlen Specter.
And just in time. The primary is May 18, one week away.
The Muhlenberg College/Allentown Morning Call tracking poll released today and conducted May 6-9 shows Sestak ahead of Specter 47% to 42%. A few weeks ago, Specter had led by 20 percentage points or more.
More good news: over the weekend, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review endorsed Sestak: “Mr. Sestak, a retired Navy admiral, could not be a better messenger for the Democrats’ agenda. He’s incredibly intelligent, thoughtful and articulate. And his expertise on matters military is impressive. Pennsylvania Democrats would be wise to nominate the public-service minded Joe Sestak and reject the personal opportunism of Arlen Specter.”
The Democratic Party establishment is behind Specter; progressives are behind Sestak.
Sestak is a three star Navy admiral. Sestak knew he would face an uphill fight for this seat, but was undaunted. He has the strong support of the grassroots and net-roots communities and has once again proved to be a tireless campaigner. Sestak is not a stranger to come-from-behind victories. He has won when he was not supposed to in the past and can win this time.
Senator Specter switched from Republican to Democrat to save one job – his. Specter’s longtime voting record establishes him as an opponent of our nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation agenda. Specter scored just 2% on the Council for a Livable World voting scorecard over his long Senate career.
Sestak has been a leader in advocating for nuclear disarmament and smart national security policies. While Specter served 28 years as a loyal Republican Senator, Sestak spent his career serving in the United States Navy.
Click here to see the latest Sestak ad about Specter and his good friends George W. Bush and Sarah Palin.
Political experts believe Sestak’s hard hitting television ads have been a key factor taking the lead in this close race. But he needs your support now to keep them on the air and compete against swift-boat style attacks from the well-funded Specter.