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Specter rejected by Pa. Dems in bid for 6th term

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  • Greg Cannon
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      Specter rejected by Pa. Dems in bid for 6th term
      Marc Levy, Associated Press Writer – 2 mins ago

      PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter has been defeated in a Pennsylvania primary in his bid for a sixth term after taking the risky step of switching to the Democratic Party.

      Voters Tuesday picked U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak as the party's nominee and rejected the 80-year-old Specter in his first Democratic campaign.

      The vote also was a defeat for President Barack Obama, who supported Specter when he abandoned the Republican Party last year.

      The moderate Specter cast his switch as a decision of principle after inflaming the GOP by voting for Obama's economic stimulus bill. But many Democratic voters questioned his motives.

      Sestak faces Republican Pat Toomey in the fall election.
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