What is they said about the anti-incumbent mood this year?
With Joe Sestak moving closer to Arlen Specter in the polls, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spending on Specter's behalf, and Sestak finally rolling out the commercials tying Specter to Bush/Santorum/Palin, the state's Democratic chairman is warning party faithful not to vote for the Delaware County congressman May 18.
Running Joe Sestak against Pat Toomey in November would be "cataclysmic," TJ Rooney tells Politico today:
The chairman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party issued a severe warning to members of his party this week, declaring that nominating Rep. Joe Sestak over Sen. Arlen Specter could have “cataclysmic” consequences for the Senate campaign this fall.
As polls show Sestak, a second-term House member, cutting Specter’s advantage to single digits, Chairman T.J. Rooney told POLITICO in an interview that “if we want to keep this seat in Democratic hands, the only person capable of delivering that victory is Arlen Specter.”
“I can’t say, honest and true, if the shoe’s on the other foot, that we’ll have the same race in November,” Rooney said. “The results could be cataclysmic.”