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Posted on 11/01/2010 8:23:33 PM PDT by Nachum
Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate Joe Sestak defends signing letter pushed by J Street calling for easing Gaza blockade.
LOWER MERION TOWNSHIP One day, months before the race to represent Pennsylvania in the US Senate entered the homestretch, Democratic candidate Joe Sestak arrived at his campaign office to find it practically empty.
Where is everybody? Sestak told The Jerusalem Post he had asked at the time, only to be told it was Pessah. Thats how he found out that nearly half his staff was Jewish.
But on Monday, the day before Americans finally head to the polls, Sestaks headquarters in this strongly Jewish suburb of Philadelphia was packed with enthusiastic volunteers who cheered as the candidate urged them to turn out every Democratic voter, in what is expected to be an extremely close race with Republican competitor Pat Toomey.
Amid walls festooned with Sestak campaign signs and ward maps, supporters were manning cellphones and computers to try and hold off Toomey in an election cycle where fears about the economy and anger at Washington have given Republicans an edge.
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