PHILADELPHIA - Joe Sestak has defeated five-term incumbent Senator Arlen Specter in the Democratic Primary for the United State Representative from Pennsylvania.
Specter made a concession speech from the Sheraton Hotel in Philadelphia at about 10:15 p.m.
Sestak says when he was in the Navy, he was held accountable for his actions. And he says that accountability has been lacking in politicians for some time. He says he's going to bring that accountability back to the office.
Sestak's brother Richard, who ran his campaign, said in the weeks leading up to the election they were the little engine that could. He says on election night they were the big engine that did.
Sestak will face Republican Pat Toomey in the November General Election.
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