Rivals Talk Health, Drink Beer, Ignore Specter
Sestak had invited Toomey, a former congressman, to debate the issue and left Specter out, according to Toomey’s campaign. Neither of them mentioned the senator once during the civil, 95-minute event. Specter, who’s seeking a sixth term in 2010 (and his first as a Democrat), issued a one-sentence statement shortly after the debate ended Wednesday night. “I look forward to returning to the Capitol next week and speaking to my colleagues about trying to pass a health care reform bill,” he said.