NEWS FROM JOE SESTAK, DEMOCRAT FOR SENATE
Sestak for Senate Tip Sheet – Aug. 29- Sept. 3, 2010
Last week, Congressman Toomey was on defense after he tried to deny his plans to privatize Social Security in Pennsylvania, a state that has the fourth largest senior population in the nation.
Pennsylvania voters are not so easily fooled by clever verbiage.
Sadly, this isn’t the only time Congressman Toomey has depended on creative historical accounts to craft his version of the truth:
He may try to make his past disappear, but fortunately for voters, Congressman Toomey is no magician. He cannot hide from his real record. When will Toomey own up to the facts and put an end to the “semantic subterfuge”?
Joe Sestak was elected to Congress in 2006 after a distinguished 31-year career in the United States Navy, and he is honored to represent the Southeastern Pennsylvania district where he was born and raised. He is a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate seat from Pennsylvania. During his Navy career, Joe attained the rank of 3-star Admiral, served in the White House as Director for Defense Policy on President Clinton’s National Security Council, served in the Pentagon as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, and led a series of operational commands at sea, culminating in command of the USS George Washington Aircraft Carrier Battle Group (30 ships, 100 aircraft, and 15,000 sailors/marines/aviators/SEALs) during combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. In our nation’s time of crisis in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, the Navy turned to Joe Sestak to serve as the first Director of “Deep Blue,” the Navy anti-terrorism unit formed in response to the attacks. Joe is the highest-ranking former military officer ever elected to either branch of Congress. He graduated second in his class from the U.S. Naval Academy and holds a Master’s in Public Administration and a PhD in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University. Joe lives in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Susan, and daughter, Alex, and proudly represents the 7th District, where his mother and many of his seven siblings still reside.