AP: Hagel backing Pa.’s Sestak for Senate

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel – a Republican – threw his support behind Democrat Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race on Monday.

Hagel told The Associated Press on Monday that Sestak has demonstrated during his two terms in Congress that he puts the interests of the nation and his constituents ahead of his party.

“I think he’s exactly what our country needs more of. I think he’s what the Senate needs more of – courageous, independent thinking,” Hagel said. “That’s what the job is about. You are supposed to use your judgment.”

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