Specter vs Sestak in Pennsylvania (UPDATE AND BUMP: Sestak Projected to Win) (UPDATE 2: Specter Concedes)
[Guest post by DRJ]
There are Senate primary races in Oregon, Arkansas, Kentucky and Pennsylvania, but the Pennsylvania Democratic primary may be the most interesting of them all:
“The nationally watched U.S. Senate primary between incumbent Arlen Specter and his Democratic rival, Rep. Joe Sestak, sits atop the agenda as Pennsylvania voters go to the polls Tuesday to select party nominees for a whole raft of offices, including governor and lieutenant governor.
Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. for the 4.3 million Democrats and 3.1 million Republicans enrolled to vote.”
Recent polls show the election is close. The winner will likely face Republican Pat Toomey in the general election.
Here are the Commonwealth’s unofficial election returns.
UPDATE BY PATTERICO: CNN also projects Sestak as the winner over Specter.
UPDATE by DRJ: Specter has conceded (H/T jackee308):
“Arlen Specter has conceded to Joe Sestak, who will win the Democratic Senate Primary in the Pennsylvania Senatorial Election of 2010. Specter thanked Sestak for his victory and kept his concession speech short, thanking his supporters and the people of Pennsylvania.”
Another incumbent out of Congress.