West Philadelphia, PA – The night before what’s being hailed as one of the most important midterm elections in recent memory, volunteers for Pennsylvania’s Democratic Senate candidate Joe Sestak work the phones in an 11th hour effort to get voters to the polls. With Republicans expected to make sizable gains in the Senate and potentially taking control of the House, Democrats have in recent weeks aimed to minimize those losses by trying to build enthusiasm among Democratic voters.
Prior to Pennsylvania’s Democratic primary earlier this year, former president Bill Clinton tried getting Sestak to drop out of the race, fearing Republican-turned-Democrat Arlen Specter had a better shot of beating Toomey. A Quinnipiac University poll from earlier today shows Sestak trailing Toomey by five percent.
Michelle Obama is in West Philadelphia tonight campaigning for Sestak and Democrats around the country.