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Joseph Sestak was Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, overseeing the Navy's warfare budget. He became the highest-ranking officer ever elected to Congress.
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"I'm honest," Sestak said. "I'll never do a deal." Sestak defeated Specter by a 54 percent to 46 percent margin in the May 2010 primary to become the Democratic nominee for Pennsylvania's Senate seat in the November 2010 elections.
Sestak lost inthe general election to Republican opponent Pat Toomey, though not for a lack of determination and effort. Atop a bookcase in his Senate campaign office,
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