PA candidates seek party endorsements

    Pennsylvania’s Democratic candidates for Governor and U.S. Senate will be seeking their party’s endorsement this weekend.

    Pennsylvania’s Democratic candidates for Governor and U.S. Senate will be seeking their party’s endorsement this weekend.

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    About 400 members of the state Democratic Committee are scheduled to meet Saturday to vote on who to endorse for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and U-S Senator. But candidates will need a two-thirds majority to clinch the coveted party backing.

    State chairman T.J. Rooney says that could be tough to come by in the crowded governor’s race.

    Rooney: With four credible candidates it becomes very very difficult for anyone to get to two-thirds. In the United States Senate race, its certainly possible and it would cause anyone to stand up and take notice.

    The Senate race has recent party-switcher Arlen Specter defending his seat against Delaware County Congressman Joe Sestak. Philadelphia’s Democratic Chairman, Congressman Bob Brady predicts Spector will gain the party’s endorsement.

    Spector has the backing of national party leaders, including President Obama.

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