Some Democrats who supported Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania’s hotly contested U.S. Senate primary election say they’re still seething over it.
Particularly offensive to Sestak’s supporters was the roughly $5 million from the Democratic Party and its allies used to help the winner, Katie McGinty. They’re also angry over TV attack ads against Sestak. His supporters chalk up the effort to a six-year-old feud between Sestak and party elite.
Party campaign officials in Washington, D.C. insist that recruiting and supporting McGinty had everything to do with beating Republican incumbent Sen. Pat Toomey, and not Sestak.
Most Sestak supporters say they’ll still support McGinty. But some say it’s up to her to mend fences and help prevent the raw feelings from hurting her in what’s expected to be a close election in November.