Congressman Joe Sestak, a Democrat who lost the recent U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania, returned to Carbon County on Saturday to thank party members for the support they gave him in the race against Senator-elect Pat Toomey. Sestak, who will be leaving his U.S. House of Representatives seat in January, is a retired U.S. Navy admiral. He plans to return to all 67 counties to thank voters for supporting him despite the setback, as well as to continue his message that American needs to work for the middle class. Among those welcoming Sestak during his visit to the Nesquehoning Lions Club building were, from left, Carbon County Recorder of Deeds Emmett McCall, former party chairman Frank Jacobs, Marian Hoffner and Billy O'Gurek, the current party chairman.