That’s become crystal clear over the last 24 hours. In that time, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has publicly predicted McGinty will win the three-way Democratic primary and PASNAP has switched their endorsement from Sestak to McGinty.
The ex-Admiral came out firing this morning in response to Sen. Reid.
“Senator Harry Reid told the Washington Post that the establishment will determine who will win PA’s Senate primary – not the people of Pennsylvania,” Sestak wrote. “Harry’s declaration shows why D.C. is so broken, why people are fed up with the party’s elite, and why Washington’s effort to have absolute control over our campaign is harming what democracy is really all about – ‘We the People.’”
“Harry,” the former Congressman continued. “There are no longer kings or kingmakers in America – certainly not here in Pennsylvania.”
“It’s why I refused the demands of Washington’s powerbrokers when they said:
- The 422-mile walk across PA in the shoes of Pennsylvanians was a waste of time
- My book was wrong to publish because it told the people exactly where I stood
- “Sestak, when I say something to you, your only answer is to be ‘yes.’”
They wanted a candidate that was owned…lock, stock and barrel – but the only ones who will ever own me are Pennsylvanians.”
“Bill is just stating the truth,” Sestak said. “I couldn’t be there the day in 2014 that Bill had asked (as I was committed out of Philadelphia) and he said if I didn’t show up he’d pull the endorsement — and I understood that. I continue to believe that nurses are the ‘chief petty officers’ of our nation’s medical field, the ones that truly keep it all running. It’s why each year, at the fundraiser I host for the Brain Tumor Institute, I invite two nurses who helped saved my daughter Alex’s life.”