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Congressional candidate Joe Sestak addresses students

Congressional candidate Joe Sestak addresses students
By: Chris Brown

Democratic Congressional Candidate Dr. Joseph Sestak spoke to a group of students and faculty this past Thursday afternoon in room 102 of Ruby Jones Hall about his position on the War in Iraq and Afghanistan and was received with mixed feelings.


"I'm running on security. National Security begins at home. As someone who has been in since 1974, I believe that our strength is in our people," said Sestak.

Sestak said, "There is no higher honor than being asked to lead the men and women of this nation's armed forces into harms way, because I knew that if I made a mistake and lost a life, I would be held accountable."

Although he supports the troops in Iraq, Sestak said, "Do I agree with the war in Iraq, heck no."


Sestak was followed into and out of Ruby Jones to his car by a handful of demonstrators carrying signs that said things like "Sestak is a hypocrite", "Take your oil and drugs back to Virginia", and "Sestak is a carpet bagger".

Kamalah Brown was among the demonstrators. She is a student at Cheyney University and recently won Miss Cheyney University. She said they were demonstrating because "Sestak owns over $60,000 in oil stocks in the U.S. and he says Curt Weldon owns stocks as well, which is false."

Brown also said that when Weldon recently visited Cheyney, he claimed that he could not find any African Americans to work on his campaign. "That is ridiculous considering the fact that African Americans are among the biggest supporters of the Democratic Party."

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