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Specter may face Rep. Sestak in primary

WASHINGTON — Republican-turned-Democrat Sen. Arlen Specter will likely face a formal challenge in Pennsylvania’s Democratic primary.

Rep. Joe Sestak, a former Navy vice admiral serving his second term in Congress, has scheduled five campaign stops throughout the state today. At the first, at a VFW hall in Folsom, Pa., in his suburban Philadelphia district, he’s expected to announce his candidacy.

The announcement would not be a surprise. Sestak, 57, has already heavily campaigned in the state.

Specter, 79, declined to comment.

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