Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hagel Backs Sestak

Joe Sestak's campaign has been going through a bit of a rough patch, falling behind Republican Pat Toomey in the Pennsylvania Senate Race. Sestak had a fair share of momentum after his dramatic defeat of incumbent Arlen Specter in the primary. However, with the potential pay-for-no-play scandal and weak campaigning, Sestak has fallen behind.

But now former Republican Senator and Vietnam veteran Chuck Hagel has endorsed him. It's not certain how much effect this will have on the race, but it is likely to be muted. Hagel was an anti-war critic of the Iraq conflict and famously did not endorse either John McCain or Barack Obama in 2008.

The men are seeking the seat long held by Sen. Arlen Specter, a Republican-turned-Democrat whom Sestak beat in the primary.
Hagel plans to announce his endorsement Tuesday at news conferences with Sestak in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.
I guess then we'll see what the effects are in the future. However, Hagel is old news and may not do much for Sestak.

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