And Sestak’s First Endorsement Is … Pat Toomey! « The Washington Independent
Following the report that Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) intends to wage a primary challenge against Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), here’s the statement from Pat Toomey, the conservative former Club for Growth president who pushed Specter from the Republican Party to begin with.
While Joe Sestak and I disagree on a host of issues, I commend him for being a principled liberal who stands up for his beliefs and values. I have always believed that Pennsylvania voters — not party bosses in Washington — should have the final say over whom their nominees will be.
Nachama Soloveichik, Toomey’s communications director, was even more terse.
There would be no lack of substantive policy differences in a general election race between Pat Toomey and Joe Sestak, but Pennsylvanians would get the kind of refreshing campaign they deserve — honest and straightforward, without the distortions and mudslinging that characterize Arlen Specter’s tired old approach to politics.