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wisteria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-04-09 01:35 AM
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37. No but if we weaken or defeat - a big IF,Spector- Sestak will lose the genral election to Tomey.
Edited on Thu Jun-04-09 01:37 AM by wisteria
This is exactly what the Repubs want- us to run an unknown short term Congressman. I am not crazy about Spector, but I will work and support him because he has the best chance of winning over Tomey. You may not like Spector, but a majority of older voting Pennsylvania's know and respect him, and they will vote for him. The only thing Sestak accomplishes is weakening our candidate for the General election.
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  -Sestak: I Will Reject Obama Request to Step Aside in Pennsylvania Senate Race Faryn Balyncd  Jun-03-09 11:39 AM   #0 
  - all he needs now is a website where Progressives can send him $$$$  NightWatcher   Jun-03-09 11:42 AM   #1 
  - He already has one  AllentownJake   Jun-03-09 11:47 AM   #5 
  - has he officially announced his candidacy yet?  JustinL   Jun-04-09 01:01 AM   #34 
  - PA seems to be a very complex state  grantcart   Jun-04-09 10:52 AM   #73 
  - And republicans too, who want to see an unkown entity run against Toomey. n/t  wisteria   Jun-04-09 01:43 AM   #39 
     - Is that worse than having a REPUBLICAN run against him?  Ken Burch   Jun-04-09 04:02 AM   #54 
        - I am with you. We have to go for it. I am sooo sick of coward Democrats that argue  rhett o rick   Jun-04-09 11:37 AM   #78 
  - You go, Joe!!  jgraz   Jun-03-09 11:42 AM   #2 
  - Good for him. Chalk one up for Democracy and democrats. nt  Captain Hilts   Jun-03-09 11:43 AM   #3 
  - Yep, if I were voting in Pennsylvania I would have no doubt over which one...  LakeSamish706   Jun-03-09 11:44 AM   #4 
  - Voting?  Chulanowa   Jun-04-09 12:52 AM   #32 
  - We'll see how this goes for Sestak.  Buzz Clik   Jun-03-09 12:08 PM   #6 
  - I agree  EC   Jun-03-09 12:22 PM   #8 
  - You are correct. I wish you weren't but PA is not progrssive.  quiller4   Jun-03-09 12:41 PM   #12 
  - You got it correct. And, unfortunately- Toomey is extremely bad news.  wisteria   Jun-04-09 01:45 AM   #41 
  - There are no meaningful differences between Toomey and Specter.  Ken Burch   Jun-04-09 04:11 AM   #59 
  - There's no difference between giving Specter another term and electing Toomey  Ken Burch   Jun-04-09 04:04 AM   #55 
  - Sestak has a strong military background  pjt7   Jun-04-09 03:53 AM   #52 
  - He beat the living daylights out of the last 2 republicans who had that seat - LANDSLIDE.  Justitia   Jun-04-09 12:40 AM   #31 
  - That was for a Congressional seat and just represents a small chunk of PA.  wisteria   Jun-04-09 01:46 AM   #42 
     - Those were some of the most critical areas of the state! Sestak turned a reliably republican seat  Justitia   Jun-04-09 01:58 AM   #48 
  - I agree. n/t  wisteria   Jun-04-09 01:43 AM   #40 
  - My guess as well. nt  onehandle   Jun-04-09 05:44 AM   #62 
  - excellent  Fresh_Start   Jun-03-09 12:17 PM   #7 
  - Good!  backscatter712   Jun-03-09 12:26 PM   #9 
  - Great for Joe  DarthDem   Jun-03-09 12:30 PM   #10 
  - PA Dems Hunger For Primary Challenge  thedeanpeople   Jun-03-09 12:30 PM   #11 
  - Let me guess. He wins the primary, Specter becomes an independent  bushmeister0   Jun-03-09 12:44 PM   #13 
  - Pennsylvania election law prohibits this  Freddie Stubbs   Jun-03-09 12:50 PM   #14 
     - You don't know just how fast "Fast Eddie" can operate.  bushmeister0   Jun-03-09 01:06 PM   #17 
        - He would have to get any changes in election law through the GOP-dominated Senate  Freddie Stubbs   Jun-03-09 01:22 PM   #19 
           - AKA, Fast Eddie's drinking buddies. I don't know what he'll do, but he's low enough to try anything  Justitia   Jun-04-09 01:28 AM   #36 
              - Does that mean he'd actually try to deprive his own party of a Senate seat?  Ken Burch   Jun-04-09 04:06 AM   #56 
  - Awesome! Democracy in action.  960   Jun-03-09 12:56 PM   #15 
  - What's Arlen Specter 80 or something?  Ganja Ninja   Jun-03-09 12:59 PM   #16 
  - agreed. We gain NOTHING by having Specter as a DEm. nothing at all.  robinlynne   Jun-03-09 10:59 PM   #28 
     - No but if we weaken or defeat - a big IF,Spector- Sestak will lose the genral election to Tomey.  wisteria   Jun-04-09 01:35 AM   #37 
        - Tomey, the Tax Cut Nut and Mr. Big Banking Deregulator? Worst. Environment. Ever.  Justitia   Jun-04-09 02:01 AM   #49 
        - It's a bit presumptuous to label Specter as "OUR" candidate  Ken Burch   Jun-04-09 04:07 AM   #57 
        - our candidate? Sestak is our candidate.  robinlynne   Jun-04-09 11:06 AM   #75 
  - This is good.  Blue_In_AK   Jun-03-09 01:11 PM   #18 
  - Good for Sestak.  Vidar   Jun-03-09 01:46 PM   #20 
  - yea! We have to give him strong support, to face off the entrenched cronies.  Justitia   Jun-03-09 02:02 PM   #21 
  - I'm curious, on what do you base this confidence? And if you're right, why must Obama lie then? nt  ProgressIn2008   Jun-03-09 10:35 PM   #24 
  - My family lives in his district. I've supported him before. And who said Obama lied?  Justitia   Jun-04-09 12:33 AM   #29 
  - ProgressIn2008 asks a good question  Chulanowa   Jun-04-09 12:55 AM   #33 
  - I haven't seen a definitive anything from Obama, just a bunch of gossip, probably from Rahm, who can  Justitia   Jun-04-09 01:17 AM   #35 
  - He has the backing of the party in PA- even Obama couldn't win here without their backing.  wisteria   Jun-04-09 01:48 AM   #44 
     - Admiral Sestak can take any republican they throw at him, handily.  Justitia   Jun-04-09 02:05 AM   #50 
  - Dems have great candidate to replace Sestak in House  JPZenger   Jun-03-09 02:59 PM   #22 
  - He has my full support and that means money and every comment I can make in his favor  ooglymoogly   Jun-03-09 10:32 PM   #23 
  - K&R. This is important for a variety of reasons.  Truth2Tell   Jun-03-09 10:46 PM   #25 
  - Bravo!  Usrename   Jun-03-09 10:51 PM   #26 
  - Good for him!  GoddessOfGuinness   Jun-03-09 10:54 PM   #27 
  - Go for it, Joe!  Lugnut   Jun-04-09 12:36 AM   #30 
  - Sorry to hear this. As a Pa resident, I am in the Rendell camp on this one.  wisteria   Jun-04-09 01:40 AM   #38 
  - Hard hit PA (which gave Obama a decisive win) doesn't want to hear Tax Cut! Toomey Tax Cut! again.  Justitia   Jun-04-09 01:53 AM   #46 
  - Voting for Specter is giving up. It means accepting that PA will be right wing forever  Ken Burch   Jun-04-09 04:10 AM   #58 
  - I don't think Sestak can beat Specter, but even roadkill could beat Toomey in the general  LynneSin   Jun-04-09 10:04 AM   #71 
  - Sorry to hear  Kermitt Gribble   Jun-04-09 11:03 AM   #74 
  - I hadn't heard about Steve Israel  JustinL   Jun-04-09 01:47 AM   #43 
  - Your democracy will very possibly bring us Senator Toomey. n/t  wisteria   Jun-04-09 01:51 AM   #45 
     - Democracy?  bonnieS   Jun-04-09 09:04 AM   #68 
  - I think specter will wrap up his final stint and retire - he's gonna get tired of all this  tomm2thumbs   Jun-04-09 01:57 AM   #47 
  - Good Move Sestak  NBachers   Jun-04-09 03:09 AM   #51 
  - But not in that order  Pat Riot   Jun-04-09 12:04 PM   #79 
  - I met Congresmen Sestak to get him to co-sponsor  pjt7   Jun-04-09 03:58 AM   #53 
  - Specter wants Democratic primary votes.  cyclezealot   Jun-04-09 05:18 AM   #60 
  - Sestak is a goddam Blue Dog or at least he runs with them. Beware --  Yellow Horse   Jun-04-09 05:37 AM   #61 
  - May I assume everone who is cheering knows he is quite conservative?  Stinky The Clown   Jun-04-09 06:28 AM   #63 
  - Good for him.  BlooInBloo   Jun-04-09 06:29 AM   #64 
  - K & R For Joe, A Real Democrat : )  Dinger   Jun-04-09 06:48 AM   #65 
  - Website created to keep track of Specter's key votes.  Number9Dream   Jun-04-09 07:43 AM   #66 
  - Blue Dog repubs won't like this one  Kingofalldems   Jun-04-09 08:44 AM   #67 
  - Huh? Blue Dogs are Conservative DEMOCRATS....  demodonkey   Jun-04-09 09:57 AM   #69 
  - Sestak is hardly a Pat Toomey. Personally I don't care who wins but it probably won't be Sestak  LynneSin   Jun-04-09 10:01 AM   #70 
  - Kick ass Joe......  BlueJac   Jun-04-09 10:47 AM   #72 
  - Sestak voted with Democratic colleagues 97.2% of the time  Number9Dream   Jun-04-09 11:09 AM   #76 
  - Thank you for the links  Pat Riot   Jun-04-09 12:08 PM   #80 
  - Like Carter and Obama, a year before the election, "he has no chance"  SOS   Jun-04-09 11:27 AM   #77 
 

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