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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

PA-Sen: Sestak Calls For Volunteers

Chris Bowers got back from watching Arlen Specter at a state Democratic Party meeting and came back more determined than ever to support his opponent. He lays out the bill of particulars here. Specter has never been particularly trustworthy, this example gets me the most:

The ultimate fold: You simply cannot trust Arlen Specter. At all. Here is Specter on standing up for what's right:

Prior to the vote on the Military Commissions Act of 2006, he [Specter] went to the floor of the Senate and said what the bill "seeks to do is set back basic rights by some 900 years" and is "patently unconstitutional on its face." He then proceeded to vote YES on the bill's passage.

Joe Sestak is basically in the race running against Specter, and has put out a call for volunteers.

For those who have come to my web-site, I ask you to please stay involved by hitting the “Volunteer” button in our Action Center, and providing us with your contact information.

Many critical issues currently face our country and Pennsylvania. My District office has prevented 400 families from being foreclosed on and losing their home. In the past two years, my office has handled over 10,000 constituent case files; the average Congressional office has handled 3,200.

What we’ve been able to accomplish in my District in terms of support, as well as creating opportunities for economic growth, is what I do believe Pennsylvania needs, especially at this moment in time … when many of us voted for change in the last election. Pennsylvania, does indeed, have a vibrant, dynamic future that stretches well into the horizon … and I look forward to being a part of that.

I endorse anyone in Pennsylvania getting involved. We know far too much about Arlen Specter and his complete lack of principle to stomach him being anointed the Democratic nominee without a fight.

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