The final bell is about to ring in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary for the Senate — and it’s a nail-biter. Who will win the chance to run against the Republican in November?
In one corner is Senator Arlen Specter who has 30 years in the Senate, but for the first time faces voters as a Democrat after switching parties last year.
In the other corner is Representative Joe Sestak who won his first election to Congress four years ago by unseating 20-year Republican incumbent Curt Weldon.
Whoever wins, the political pundits will point to it as a barometer of voter angst about incumbents in 2010.
Right now the public opinion polls are showing a dead heat.
Specter has received the endorsement of big newspapers in Pennsylvania — The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and the Patriot-News. The liberal-leaning MoveOn.org just announced that its membership endorsed Sestak.