Sestak Takes the Lead

Up in two polls as Obama tries to come to Specter's rescue. Plus: Tiger comes to Philly to talk about his neck, Joe Hoeffel campaigns, and more of what Philly is chattering about this morning

Arlen: I Was Against Elena Kagan Before I Might Be For Her. Specter tries to explain why, as a Republican, he voted against Kagan as soliciter general nominee, but (now that he’s a D) he might support her for Supreme Court. The Scoop thinks this is complicated. Or not. [The Republic]

Sestak Takes the Lead. Meanwhile, two polls now have the Delco Congressman five points AHEAD of Specter with one week to go. [Tribune Review]

And Her Comes Obama to the Rescue. The prez will try to give Specter a little stimulus by appearing in an ad that starts airing today and touts his votes in bailing out the economy and passing health care. Will it help…or hurt? [NYTimes]

Anybody Seen Joe Hoeffel Lately? He was at Love Park yesterday, campaigning for guv in front of a dozen-and-a-half people — a dozen of whom were campaign staffers. It’s not looking good, Joe. []

Who Is Bridget Baker…and Why Is She So Important to Comcast? A woman who could be a key player behind the scenes in the Comcast-NBC deal. [LATimes]

Tiger Woods Feels Bad About His Neck. He was in town yesterday, promoting his tournament in a few weeks at Aronimink — and swearing that his neck injury wasn’t inflicted by a 7-iron-wielding Elin. [6abc]

Election Day in Pine Valley. And a total of 12 people are eligible vote. Fun Inky story about the borough that’s home to the world-famous golf course. [Inquirer]