Plenty of people wondered if perhaps Rep. Joe Sestak (D,suburban Philly) would be dissuaded by the power arrayed against him from taking on new Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter in the 2010 primary.

Apparently not. Blogger Greg Sargent of WashPo's Who Runs Gov site reports that Sestak is interviewing staff and the Campaign Group - Neil Oxman's firm - is on board. The firm, though Oxman has been with Gov. Rendell since forever, is firmly established and more than independent enough to buck party pressure.

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