Back in May, former Admiral and former Congressman Joe Sestak announced that he is exploring a potential 2016 challenge to Sen. Pat Toomey, who defeated him in 2010.
Since then, the narrative has focused on the possibility of a rematch between Sestak and Toomey, which would be the first major party U.S. Senate rematch in Pa. history.
But Sestak hasn’t technically entered the primary yet, let alone won it.
Three years out and with plenty of time to test the waters, other big-name Democrats have undoubtedly thought about challenging Toomey.
For the sake of this hypothetical, imagine that Democrats lose the 2014 governor’s race, so that all of the current candidates for that office would be available in 2016.
What do you think?
Who would be Joe Sestak’s most formidable opponent in the 2016 Democratic Senate primary?
- Kathleen Kane, PA Attorney General (39%)
- Josh Shapiro, Montgomery Co. Commissioner (15%)
- Rob McCord, PA Treasurer (11%)
- Allyson Schwartz, Congresswoman (9%)
- Michael Nutter, Philadelphia Mayor (6%)
- Katie McGinty, former PA DEP Sec. (5%)
- Matt Cartwright, Congressman (4%)
- Eugene DePasquale, PA Auditor General (3%)
- Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Exec (3%)
- Ed Pawlowski, Allentown Mayor (2%)
- Tom Wolf, former PA Revenue Sec. (2%)
- John Callahan, Bethlehem Mayor (1%)