CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Under a big tent, there's room for dissent.
It actually was a big pavilion in Chambersburg, where the Franklin County (Pa.) Democrats held a picnic Saturday.
State Rep. Bill Kortz and U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, who are challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter this year, were among several candidates at the picnic at Chambersburg AMVETS Post 224.
About 70 people were in the audience when Kortz and Sestak spoke.
One man asked them about a point in the current health care debate -- an amendment by U.S. Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich of Ohio that lets states have a single-payer system.
Kortz, who represents Allegheny County, didn't know about the amendment, but said he supports the idea.
Sestak, whose 7th Congressional District is near Delaware and New Jersey, said he opposes the amendment. He said he objects to a provision prohibiting someone from getting private insurance coverage for something already in a public plan.