Toomey retakes Pa. Senate seat for GOP

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Pat Toomey appeared Tuesday to have reclaimed the Pennsylvania U.S. Senate seat now held by Arlen Specter for the Republican Party.
U.S. Senate hopefuls stress independence

U.S. Senate hopefuls stress independence

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Two candidates in key – and very close – U.S. Senate races distanced themselves from less popular members of their parties in interviews Sunday.
WH: Clinton sent to ask Sestak to bow out

WH: Clinton sent to ask Sestak to bow out

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- The White House said it sent Bill Clinton to ask Rep. Joe Sestak to back out of the Pennsylvania Democratic primary in exchange for an unpaid job as an adviser.
Obama: News on Sestak offer 'soon'

Obama: News on Sestak offer 'soon'

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama told reporters in Washington Thursday the White House will make public its own take on the Joe Sestak controversy "soon."
Sestak: WH offered job if he left race

Sestak: WH offered job if he left race

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa., repeated Sunday the White House had offered him a job if he would withdraw from the primary race against Sen. Arlen Specter.
Critz wins in Dem primary for Murtha seat

Critz wins in Dem primary for Murtha seat

PITTSBURGH, May 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak was declared the winner over incumbent Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania's Democratic U.S. Senate primary Tuesday night.

Specter in fight for one more term

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 18 (UPI) -- A late poll showed Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary between U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter and his Democratic challenger too close to call.
Politics 2010: Will Democrats embrace Specter as their candidate?

Politics 2010: Will Democrats embrace Specter as their candidate?

The Democratic primary race between incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter and challenger Rep. Joe Sestak is up in the air as are more than 40 percent of the voters.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Specter: 'I put my neck on the line'

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter told a liberal convention Friday that he has been defending President Obama's healthcare plan more than any other Democrat.

Sestak launches challenge to Specter

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa., officially launched his challenge Tuesday to Sen. Arlen Specter in next year's Democratic primary.
Two reps challenge their senators

Two reps challenge their senators

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- Two U.S. House Democrats threw down the gauntlet to unseat their counterparts in the U.S. Senate.

Republican candidates target ANWR's oil

WASHINGTON, July 3 (UPI) -- Five congressional candidates are headed to Alaska to show support for opening a wildlife refuge up to oil development, sources said.

'Stop loss' not yet stopped

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army maintains its policy of mandatory tour extensions despite pledges from the Defense Department last year to stop the practice, records show.
Clinton to appear on 'Colbert Report'

Clinton to appear on 'Colbert Report'

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is to appear on an upcoming edition of "The Colbert Report," Comedy Central announced Wednesday.

Candidates' Iraq rhetoric may shift

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. presidential contenders, no matter how steadfast their Iraq positions have been, may have to adjust once elected commander in chief, observers say.
Page 1 of 2
Joe Sestak
Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidate Democrat Joe Sestak stops to shake hands with ABC News moderator George Stephanopoulos prior to a televised debate at the National Constitution Center in downtown Philadelphia October 20, 2010. Sestak and Republican Pat Toomey discussed the issues during their televised debate. The electoral race between the two is too close to call just two weeks before the election. UPI/John Anderson

Joseph A. "Joe" Sestak, Jr. (born December 12, 1951) is the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district, serving since 2007, and the 2010 Democratic nominee for the United States Senate seat currently held by Arlen Specter.

The district incorporates parts of the Philadelphia suburbs, including most of Delaware County.

A member of the United States Navy for over 30 years, Sestak is a former vice admiral and the highest-ranking former military officer currently serving in Congress. During his career in the Navy, he led a series of operational commands, including commanding the USS George Washington aircraft carrier battle group during combat operations in the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean in 2002. He served as Director for Defense Policy on the National Security Council under President Bill Clinton and, following the September 11 attacks, was selected to serve as the first Director of "Deep Blue," the Navy's internal think tank to provide strategic advice to the Chief of Naval Operations. He retired from the Navy as a rear admiral.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Joe Sestak."
Most Popular
Anna Nicole Smith's estate loses bid for ex J. Howard Marshall's millions
Stephanie Jacobsen joins cast of 'NCIS'
Northrop Grumman developing reusable space plane for lifting spacecraft into orbit
American photojournalist James Wright Foley executed by Islamic State
New York Post defies #ISISMediablackout with graphic James Foley cover