Weekly Wrap-Up: What People are Saying about the Toomey-Sestak Race

What People Are Saying:

  • “Fortunately, taxpayers know a ruse when they see it.  Members like Reps. Sestak . . . are either out-of-touch or in an alternate reality if they think their actions represent what is in the realm of acceptable behavior for a member of Congress.” (Tom Schatz, President, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste, Press Release, 08/30/10)
  • “There’s no doubt in my mind that these commercials – and the fact that I think Toomey’s run a more disciplined, focused campaign in the last two months – have put him into this lead.” (Terry Madonna, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 09/01/10)
  • “Not good.  Sestak’s people are suggesting they were misled by Devitt, Devitt claims otherwise. But at the very least, Sestak’s office is left looking incompetent at best. The whole thing reeks of subterfuge and manipulation.” (Gil Spencer, Delaware County Daily Times, 09/01/10)
  • “This is worse than Job-gate because it makes Sestak look not only like a politician who doesn’t worry about shading or hiding the truth, it also makes him and his office look incompetent and hypocritical.” (Gil Spencer, Delaware County Daily Times, 09/01/10)
  • “Sestak told us Monday that he had no idea the constituent who requested the earmark in February in the name of the non-profit Thomas Paine Foundation of Media was also linked to a for-profit corporation, New Way Energy LLC in Aston.  Turns out that’s not exactly correct.  Sestak just released a letter that he sent to the U.S. Department of Energy on April 12 that clearly connects the non-profit organization to the for-profit company.” (Chris Brennan, Philadelphia Daily News, 09/02/10)
  • “U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak knew more about the details of a controversial earmark request than he originally said . . . Sestak on Thursday released a letter he had sent to the U.S. Department of Energy in April that clearly shows he knew the non-profit and for-profit were connected.” (Colby Itkowitz, Allentown Morning Call, 09/02/10)
  • “Former Rep. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has opened up a double-digit lead over Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) in the open-seat race for the seat of Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.” (Chris Cillizza, The Washington Post, 09/01/10)
  • “In the Senate, we now believe the GOP will do a bit better than our long-time prediction of +7 seats . . . The seat switches are probably coming in Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Indiana, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania.” (Larry Sabato, Sabato’s Crystal Ball, 09/02/10)
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    • Steve's Prince of Steaks (9%)
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    Total Voters: 232

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