POLITICS
08/01/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Joe Sestak Confirms He Will Challenge Specter In Primary

A congressman from the Philadelphia suburbs will challenge U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter in the Democratic Senate primary.

In an interview with The Wayne Independent Wednesday morning, U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa., confirmed his intention to run against Specter, a long-time Republican who switched to the Democratic party earlier this year.

"I am going to get into the race against Arlen Specter ... for senator," said Sestak in his first media interview as part of a three-week tour through all of the Commonwealth's 67 counties.

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