As the Congressional Quarterly forecasted, Joe Sestak, who was running for re-election outwitted Republican Williams Wendell in the 7th district in Pennsylvania, by a terrific 20% receiving 60% of total votes. Before election, his popularity proved by a great success in fundraising for his campaign. He raised six times more than his Republican opponent, which turned out to be his great advantage. He gained the endorsement not only from GlobalSolutions.org, but also from prominent personalities, such as Bill Clinton, John Kerry, Madeleine Albright and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Joe Sestak clamored for improving five pillars of national security; economy, health, education, energy & environment, and defense. Above all, he is an advocate for middle class tax cuts, withdrawal from Iraq, affordable and accessible healthcare, affordable college education, and tax incentives for alternative sources of energy.
He supports international cooperation in general, the International Criminal Court, and mandatory reductions in greenhouse gas emissions as steps against global warming. Congressman Sestak, a retired Vice-Admiral in the U.S. Navy, is also a strong advocate for the U.S. accession to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, and even sent around "dear colleague" letters to members of the Senate advocating for its passage. Besides that, he stands for a lower threshold for the use of nuclear weapons.