Sestak “Thinking Of Getting In” To The PA Senate Race

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This came in at the end of the day, so consider it TPMDC’s Friday news dump, but on Hardball tonight, Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) said for the record what many of us have long inferred–that he’s “thinking of getting in” to Pennsylvania’s 2010 Democratic primary.

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He’s come a long way. Seems like only yesterday, he was standing by his position that he was perfectly happy in the House and had no intention of dropping out. But in reality that was more like four days ago, and even then he was putting in a lot of face time on the networks.

Now when he appears, he reiterates themes and everything–questioning Specter’s sincerity and leadership, touting his military record, and referencing a local diner in his district (where it seems he spends an inordinate amount of time). But still, this counts as a bit of news.

Again, 2010 is a long way off, and Specter will cast many-a-vote between now and then. But it’s becoming pretty clear that Sestak isn’t going to let him breathe easy along the way.

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