It’s the story Joe Sestak frequently cites as the impetus for his political career.
His daughter Alexandra was diagnosed with brain cancer and that personal experience, as well as what he learned from parents going through similar struggles, inspired him to run for Congress in 2006.
Well now we’re hearing the story from Alexandra herself in Sestak’s new TV ad titled “Supposed”.
“I’m not supposed to be alive,” she says. “My Dad wasn’t supposed to run for office.”
She goes on to explain how her father ran for Congress and voted for the Affordable Care Act.
“When it comes to the things that matter, my Dad just never gives up.”
Sestak is running against former Chief of Staff to Gov. Wolf Katie McGinty and Braddock Mayor John Fetterman in the Senate Democratic primary.