Joe Sestak

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Joseph Ambrose Sestak Jr. (born December 12, 1951) is an American politician and retired U.S.wikipedia
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2010 United States Senate Democratic primary election in Pennsylvania

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In the Democratic primary he defeated incumbent Senator Arlen Specter, 54% to 46%, but he lost the general election to Republican nominee Pat Toomey.
The Democratic primary for the 2010 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania took place on May 18, 2010, when Congressman Joe Sestak defeated incumbent Arlen Specter, which led to the end of Specter's five-term Senatorial career.

2010 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania

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In the Democratic primary he defeated incumbent Senator Arlen Specter, 54% to 46%, but he lost the general election to Republican nominee Pat Toomey. A member of the Democratic Party, he represented in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011 and was the Democratic nominee for the United States Senate in 2010.
Incumbent Republican-turned-Democrat U.S. Senator Arlen Specter ran for reelection to a sixth term, but lost in the Democratic primary to Joe Sestak.

Arlen Specter

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In the Democratic primary he defeated incumbent Senator Arlen Specter, 54% to 46%, but he lost the general election to Republican nominee Pat Toomey.
Specter lost his 2010 re-election bid in the Democratic primary to former U.S. Navy vice admiral Joe Sestak, who then lost to Republican Pat Toomey in the general election.

Pat Toomey

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In the Democratic primary he defeated incumbent Senator Arlen Specter, 54% to 46%, but he lost the general election to Republican nominee Pat Toomey.
After becoming the Republican nominee for the 2010 U.S. Senate election in Pennsylvania, Toomey was elected to the seat on November 2, 2010, defeating his Democratic opponent, former U.S. Navy Three-star admiral and Congressman Joe Sestak.

2016 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania

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Sestak sought a rematch with Toomey in the 2016 election, but lost the primary to Katie McGinty by just under ten points, in the closest and costliest Senate primary of the 2016 cycle, while facing opposition from prominent Democrats.
He was defeated in the Democratic primary by U.S. Representative and former U.S. Navy three-star admiral Joe Sestak.

2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries

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He is a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2020 election.

Curt Weldon

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Sestak challenged ten-term Republican incumbent Curt Weldon in the race, and proved a capable fundraiser.
He was defeated in November 2006 for reelection by Joe Sestak.

Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district

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Sestak was the second Democrat to win in Pennsylvania's traditionally Republican 7th congressional district since the Civil War.

Katie McGinty

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Sestak sought a rematch with Toomey in the 2016 election, but lost the primary to Katie McGinty by just under ten points, in the closest and costliest Senate primary of the 2016 cycle, while facing opposition from prominent Democrats.
In April 2016, she defeated former U.S. Representative Joe Sestak and Mayor John Fetterman in the Democratic primary.

Secane, Pennsylvania

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Sestak was born in Secane, Pennsylvania, the son of Kathleen L. (Schlichte) and Joseph Sestak Sr. His grandfather Martin Šesták came to America from the Slovak village of Dolné Lovčice in 1922, after World War I, while his father, Joseph Sr., was sent to join Martin in America in 1924.

Cardinal O'Hara High School (Springfield, Pennsylvania)

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Sestak attended Cardinal O'Hara High School in Springfield, Pennsylvania, where his mother worked as a math teacher.

USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG-58)

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On August 30, 1991, Sestak took command of the guided missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts, which was named the Atlantic Fleet's best surface combatant in the 1993 Battenberg Cup competition.
On 30 August 1991, Joseph A. Sestak took command of Samuel B. Roberts, which was named the Atlantic Fleet's best surface combatant in the 1993 Battenberg Cup competition.

John F. Kennedy School of Government

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Between tours at sea he earned a Master of Public Administration and a Ph.D. in political economy and government from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 1980 and 1984, respectively.

111th United States Congress

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In the 111th United States Congress, Sestak's last term in office, Congress passed more bills written by Sestak than bills written by both of Pennsylvania's senators combined.

Wendell Craig Williams

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In 2008 Sestak faced Republican nominee Wendell Craig Williams, a U.S. Marine and attorney.
His campaign was ultimately unsuccessful, losing to the incumbent Joe Sestak.

2020 Democratic Party presidential debates and forums

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Sestak entered the race days before the first Democratic presidential debate was held and has not participated in any debates, failing to meet the minimum requirements for eligibility.

Thorium-based nuclear power

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Some of his legislation that generated attention but eventually failed included researching potential adoption and expansion of thorium-based nuclear power, and the first legislation to restrict the effects of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
In 2009, Congressman Joe Sestak unsuccessfully attempted to secure funding for research and development of a destroyer-sized reactor [reactor of a size to power a destroyer] using thorium-based liquid fuel.

United States Navy dog handler hazing scandal

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He was instrumental in bringing to light a two-year pattern of abuse, including anti-gay hazing, that took place in a Military Working Dog unit stationed in Bahrain, sparking an investigation that turned up nearly 100 instances of abuse.
However, Pennsylvania Congressman Joe Sestak, a former Vice Admiral, demanded a new examination of the report's findings which led to the disciplining of Rocha's former superior, Chief Petty Officer Michael Toussaint (later Senior Chief Petty Officer).

2014 Pennsylvania gubernatorial election

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In September 2014, as he campaigned with 2014 gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf, he said he would make an official announcement soon.

List of people with brain tumors

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In childhood, their daughter Alexandra survived brain cancer twice, at four years old and again near adulthood.

Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

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Sestak cosigned, with 35 other retired admirals and generals, a letter endorsing the proposed 2015 Iran nuclear deal, and went on FOX News to defend the deal.
Other signers included Lieutenant Generals Robert G. Gard Jr. and Claudia J. Kennedy; Vice Admiral Lee F. Gunn; Rear Admirals Garland Wright and Joseph Sestak; and Major General Paul D. Eaton.

Heinz College

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After his defeat, Sestak served as a professor at Cheyney University, the oldest historically black university in America, and as a Distinguished Practice Professor at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College.

United States Department of the Navy

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Joseph Ambrose Sestak Jr. (born December 12, 1951) is an American politician and retired U.S. Navy officer.

Democratic Party (United States)

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A member of the Democratic Party, he represented in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011 and was the Democratic nominee for the United States Senate in 2010.