Joe Sestak's file:

Democrat from Pennsylvania

Joe Sestak is a retired admiral and former congressman from a suburban Philadelphia district. He defeated incumbent Arlen Specter for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination in 2010, but lost in the general election to Republican Pat Toomey.

Recent statements involving Joe Sestak

Pat Toomey "still supports privatizing Social Security."

Says Joe Sestak "voted to gut Medicare ... reducing benefits for 854,489 seniors" and jeopardizing "access to care for millions."

"Pat Toomey thinks corporations shouldn't pay any taxes."

"Joe Sestak ... even wants to bring back the death tax, letting the IRS take half of your savings when you die."

Recent stories featuring Joe Sestak

Campaign ads that mattered:

Most campaign ads this year pummeled viewers into submission -- or apathy. But a few didn't. Here are eight that changed the trajectory of their races.

Truth: Rare in Election 2010, but not entirely absent:

Occasionally candidates and other political groups told the truth this campaign season. Here are a few examples.

Rating tax attacks in Pennsylvania Senate race:

Republican Pat Toomey and Democrat Joe Sestak have beat up on each other with advertisements over tax policy. We sort through the charges.

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