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May 28, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, Politics, Uncategorized | Tags: Arlen Specter, Barack Obama, Joe Sestak, Pres. Bill Clinton, Secretary of Navy | 7 comments
As Obama travels for his Chicago home to the Louisiana coast to view his the damages from the BP Oil crisis, as the press day winds down into a holiday weekend, the “transparent” Obama White House has released its “version” of the circumstances surrounding the alleged job offer to Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa) in exchange for him NOT running against Arlen Specter for the US Senate race.
The White House version shows Pres. Bill Clinton playing the role of “old time” party boss making the overture to Sestak. Presumably, Clinton was acting at the behest of Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, a former Cinton White House official. This report follows after Clinton lunched with Obama at the White House prior to his first press conference of 2010 on May 27th.
Does this end the Sestak matter, or will Sestak’s expected statement cause more heartburn at the White House?
May 19, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, climate change, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, immigration reform, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Arlen Specter, Barack Obama, Joe Sestak, Pat Toomey | 1 comment
The title says it all… Rep. Joe Sestak has defeated long term Senator Arlen Specter for the Democratic nomination for the US Senate in Pennsylvania. Sestak will face Pat Toomey in the General Election in November, with all polls showing Toomey as the victor.
May 17, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, climate change, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, immigration reform, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Arlen Specter, Barack Obama, Bill Halter, Blanche Lincoln, Charles Djou, Joe Sestak, John Murtha, Mark Critz, ObamaCare, Rand Paul, Ron Paul, Tim Burns, Trey Grayson | 1 comment
May 18th may be a “red-letter” date— or maybe that is “pink slip”.
In several states, key primary elections may set the tone for the rest of the primaries, as well as the November midterm elections.
First there is the special elections in Hawaii, in the district where Obama’s grandparent’s lived, to fill the seat of Rep. Neal Abercrombie (D-Hi)(who is running for Governor). Republican Charles Djou is expected to defeat the Democrats, Ed Case and Colleen Hanabusa, in the district that is predominantly Democrat. The DCCC pulled its resources, since neither of the two Democrats would pull from the race.
In Arkansas, Sen. Blanche Lincoln faces a tough battle in the Democrat primary, being challenged by Lt. Gov. Bill Halter. Even if Lincoln pulls off a victory on Tuesday, she is still unlikely to win in November.
Kentucky’s Senate primary battle on the Republican side pits the Trey Grayson, the GOP endorsed candidate, against Dr. Rand Paul, the son of Rep. Ron Paul. Dr. Paul has the momentum of the Tea Party movement behind him, and as of today, has a 14 point lead over Grayson.
But Pennsylvania will be a Super Tuesday focal point, with the Senate primary and the special election to fill the seat of the late John Murtha. In the race to fill Murtha’s seat, his aide Mark Critz, is in a dead heat match with his Republican opponent, Tim Burns. In a district that is 2-1 Democrat, Burns leads by a point in the polls.
And the big showdown in Pennsylvania is between GOP turned Democrat (so I can win reelection) Sen. Arlen Specter against Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa). It has been alleged that the White House had attempted to get Sestak to leave the race months ago, and his momentum has built in the past few weeks, to where the race is virtually to close to call. For his part, Specter is banking on his “seniority” to keep him in office.
I see the day going to Djou, Halter, Paul, Burns, and Sestak !
April 21, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, climate change, Family values, Health care reform, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Arlen Specter, Democrats, Ed Rendall, Joe Sestak, John Murtha, Pennsylvania, Republicans | 1 comment
Not too long ago, going Democrat blue was the thing to do. But now, local voter registration offices are seeing red.
So how will a GOP surge play into an election year that’s packed with big races?
In 2008, we saw a big Democrat comeback in Congress.
But then, in the last general election, we saw what could be the beginning of a Republican rebound.
Both Lehigh and Northampton counties are reporting a trend of voters who have switched parties and are now Republicans.
See article at: http://www.wfmz.com/news/23224513/detail.html
February 19, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Economy, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Joe Sestak, Philadelphia Inquirer, Secretary of Navy, Sen. Arlen Specter, US Senate | Leave a comment
Sestak says federal job was offered to quit race
Not so, says White House
By Thomas Fitzgerald
Inquirer Staff Writer
Rep. Joe Sestak (D., Pa.) said yesterday that the White House offered him a federal job in an effort to dissuade him from challenging Sen. Arlen Specter in the state’s Democratic primary.
The disclosure came during an afternoon taping of Larry Kane: Voice of Reason, a Sunday news-analysis show on the Comcast Network. Sestak would not elaborate on the circumstances and seemed chagrined after blurting out “yes” to veteran news anchor Kane’s direct question.
“Was it secretary of the Navy?” Kane asked.
“No comment,” Sestak said.
“Was it [the job] high-ranking?” Kane asked. Sestak said yes, but added that he would “never leave” the Senate race for a deal.
A White House spokesman this morning strongly denied Sestak had been offered yesterday. Before the spokesman issued the denial a senior Pennsylvania Democrat yesterday said White House officials there were angered by Sestak’s account.