Skip to comments.APNewsBreak: Hagel backing Pa.'s Sestak for Senate
Posted on 08/23/2010 2:15:27 PM PDT by Justaham
Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Republican who has broken ranks in the past with the GOP, gave Democrat Joe Sestak his second major endorsement from moderates in a week in his bid for a hotly contested Senate seat in Pennsylvania.
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."
Hagel refused to comment on the candidacy of Sestak's opponent, Republican Pat Toomey, a former congressman.
The men are seeking the seat long held by Sen. Arlen Specter, a Republican-turned-Democrat whom Sestak beat in the primary.
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He voted for every Pelosi policy put before him. Independent my foot. He’s done.
And heck, even more, he puts the interests of CAIR before those of his constituents or America.
This is the next new way to screw the country: now that Conservatives are actually starting to win Republican races- the moderates final FU is to endorse democrats (who voted with Obama, Reid, Pelosi); I loathe these people.
YOU have to be S******* me! Nebraska, you know what has to be done!
Chuck Hagel is enormously popular in Pennsylvania.
Every year in State College they host an eleven day festival called "Hagelpallooza" where Hagel fans from all over the state come to listen to Hagel-themed bands, sell Hagel-related paraphernalia and hold well-attended Hagel seminars.
No surprise there. When the choice is between a conservative and a democrat, the “moderate” will always choose the democrat. For conservatives must be stopped at all costs.
Thank God he’s out of the Senate!
The NOT so silent coo.
Somebody’s trolling for a post-career diplomatic post in the Caribbean ...
Hagel is a washed up old scumbag. Here everybody thought it was “good riddance to bad garbage” once he went away, but no - - the sick piece of sh!+ has to show up and lend his support to communist health care and the Democrat dream of transforming America into a Euro-socialist welfare state.
Whew... I think somebody must have got ahold of some pretty filthy pictures of Hagel.
What should Nebraska do?
ROFLOL..You had me going there for a second !
“Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel”
At least he’s a FORMER - and after this announcement he will remain a former forever, as well as a RINO.
Hagel is the kind of republican who has had me leave the republican party and become an independent. The republican party is not a conservative party. Anyone who listened to Sestak get interviewed by Brett Baier a couple weeks ago got a clear picture of Sestak as an embarrassment to the code of honor of the military.
Too many traitors in the Republican party.
I will never vote for other than a conservative candidate again in my entire life: pro-Life, pro-gun, pro-God, pro-family, pro-matrimony, anti-tax, anti-big government.
If the conservative is in the constitution party, independent party, you name it, then I will vote for that person.
OMG!!! TOOMEY IS DOOMED!!!!!!!!!!!!
It does my heart good to see that phrase, former Senator Hagel, at the head of this article.
Now, Chuckie boy, just go away.
That is an excellent observation.
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