No, I didn't. I do remember that Weldon was being dismissed as a kook earlier last year. I didn't follow his election battle but I did see Sestak on C-SPAN as a guest soon after the election. I was impressed with his credentials and his demeanor. Sounds like there's another side to his ability as an Admiral, according to some of his peers.
Washington has so much insider deals today. Party lines are blurred when the cameras are off.