Joe Sestak seeking rematch with Pat Toomey for Senate seat

    Up-close photo of Joe Sestak speaking into a microphone.

    File photo: Joe Sestak speaks at a campaign event in 2017. He is among the group of politicians supporting a new third political party started by former presidential candidate Andrew Yang. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

    When the late U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter switched his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat six years ago, former Congressman Joe Sestak ran against him in the primary — against his party’s wishes — and won.

    Sestak lost that general election to Pat Toomey, and this year he’s seeking a rematch.

    First, though, he’ll have to emerge from a three-way Democratic primary.  In the next in our series of interviews with the candidates, WHYY senior reporter Dave Davies talks with Sestak about his record, and bucking the party establishment.

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