A post by Pat
*UPDATE Please use this post as open thread for election results.
**UPDATE Sestak defeats Specter. What party will he turn to next?
***UPDATE Disappointing. CNN breaking news. Tim Burns loses to Mark Critz in PA-12.
As voters considered his fate throughout Pennsylvania, Sen. Arlen Specter warned on Tuesday that without him Democrats may not be able to fend off a tea party “takeover.”
“If we’re not careful, if you don’t field the strongest candidate — frankly, like Arlen Specter — they’re going to take over,” Specter said of the tea parties. “Beating the tea party gang is more important than who does the beating.”
They want to go back to the gold standard,” he added.“It’d be an 18th-century America.”
Yup. The 18th century as in The Spirit of ’76 and the Constitution.
Reports of low voter turnout in Philadelphia could sink Specter. That would be sweet justice.