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While everyone is focused on the 2016 Presidential Election, I'm more focused on the 2016 Pennsylvania U.S. Senate race where decorated Admiral of the Navy and former Congressman Joe Sestak (D. PA) is seeking a comeback against Wall Street crony Senator Pat Toomey (R. PA).  In an e-mail I received from Sestak's campaign, he highlights Toomey's extremist Tea Party voting record:
If you’ve picked up a local newspaper in Pennsylvania recently, you’ve seen letters to the editor regarding Senator Toomey’s record:
They show why Toomey has the lowest approval rating of any Senator in Pennsylvania's modern history1, and a voting record tied with Michele Bachmann as the most extreme in Washington.2

It is obvious that leadership is needed in our Senate that is focused on making progress, not obstructing it -- even just yesterday, Senator Toomey vowed to bring a government shutdown unless the Affordable Care Act is defunded. With 4 days to go before the September 30th federal fundraising deadline, please click here to support Admiral Joe Sestak as he seeks the U.S. Senate, and help us reach our $1 million goal:

Below are a few of the recent letters expressing worry about the agenda of Senator Toomey:

“Sen. Toomey more moderate than we thought? Hah!” Harrisburg Patriot-News, 9/16/13

“Toomey's obstructionist votes harm Pa. residents” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 8/19/13

Toomey wants low minimum wage Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/27/13

“Toomey stands in way of progress” Delaware County Daily Times, 8/14/13

Toomey doesn’t support bill that protects LGBT workers from discrimination York Daily Record, 9/25/13

“Toomey’s votes hurt veterans” Erie Times-News, 9/17/13

Toomey “misrepresents facts about the Affordable Care Act” Scranton Times-Tribune, 9/7/13

Toomey takes “helm of the least productive Senate on record” Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/27/13

Toomey needs to “take action instead of just talking” Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 7/17/13

“Toomey misleads on Obamacare” Delaware County Daily Times, 9/6/13

“Sen. Toomey should have focused more on avoiding sequestration instead of trying to place blame on his political opponents” York Daily Record, 8/6/13

General Bob Kelley: To help vets, Toomey must “reverse his voting pattern.” Scranton Times-Tribune, 7/14/13

On immigration, “Toomey and his Tea Party allies are using stall tactics” Reading Eagle, 6/28/13

“Toomey’s no moderate” Lancaster Intelligencer Journal, 9/18/13

“Toomey votes against progress” Erie Times-News, 7/19/13

Sen. Toomey “let workers suffer from sequestration” Harrisburg Patriot-News, 9/9/13

“Toomey falls short in aiding vets” Main Line Times, 9/6/13

Toomey town hall “just a façade” Sunbury Daily Item, 8/30/13

Toomey “prioritized political wins over jobs lost, and now we're paying the price” York Daily Record, 8/6/13

“Toomey acquiesces to the tea party” Lancaster Intelligencer Journal, 7/11/13

Toomey wrong on Obamacare Chambersburg Public Opinion, 7/2/13

Lets help Joe reach his $1 million mark so he can get ready to take out Toomey in 2016:

P.S. Sestak already has an endorsement for U.S. Senate:

The Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP) will back Sestak today at a press conference at the Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.

“Pennsylvania needs a Senator with the courage to work on behalf of the people he represents, not a spokesperson for billionaires and their corporations,” said Patricia Eakin, ER nurse at Temple University Hospital and PASNAP President. “Joe Sestak will protect Medicare and Social Security, fight to regulate Wall Street, and promote an economy that works for everyone, not just the super rich.”

According to the union, they represent 5,000 nurses and health professionals in the state and support candidates who focus on staff ratios, patient and worker protection, fair labor laws, and increased healthcare for all.

PASNAP has endorsed Allyson Schwartz for Governor and Daylin Leach for Congress in PA-13. - Politics PA, 9/24/13

Originally posted to pdc on Thu Sep 26, 2013 at 08:00 PM PDT.

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