From Tracie Mauriello:
On Sunday, Karevin Barnes rallied in Philadelphia for U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, who is challenging incumbent Arlen Specter for U.S. Senate.
Mr. Barnes spent a tiring day today as a poll watcher. And he's spending this evening watching election returns come in on four televisions set up at Mr. Sestak's primary night headquarters at Valley Forge Military Academy and College.
But, he didn't vote for Mr. Sestak. That's because Mr. Barnes, 32, lives in New Jersey.
Still, he -- along with about 15 other Jersey-based members of the Office and Professional Employees Internation Union -- came to do their part for a candidate they believe is good for labor.
The union sent members even further for another tight race, that one in Arkansas, where Lt. Gov. Bill Halter is challenging Sen. Blanche Lincoln in the Republican primary. Mr. Barnes is hoping Mr. Halter and Mr. Sestak both will ride the wave of anti-incumbent sentiment that is sweeping the nation.
So his Allen Byron, 60, vice president of the Office and Professaional Employees Local 32 in Elizabeth, N.J. In Wayne tonight, Mr. Barnes's and Mr. Byron's focus was on Mr. Sestak.
He's pragmatic, and that's something we need in a politician. We need someone to do things right for the people," Mr. Byron said.