The latest Rasmussen poll has Republican Pat Toomey up 48-44 percent over Congressman Joe Sestak in the race to replace Arlen Specter as senator from Pennsylvania.
The poll taken Thursday night surveyed 750 likely voters and has a plus-minus of 4 percent. Seven percent of voters said they were undecided while 1 percent said they liked another candidate.
While unlike other recent polls it still showed Toomey with a lead it was the closest Rasmussen poll between the two since May.
The previous Rasmussen poll , taken Oct. 12, showed Toomey ahead 49-39 percent.
Who wants to be a millionaire?
Why Joe “Not Really One Of Us” Sestak, who has been making a issue of the net worth of his GOP opponent in Pennsylvania’s senate race.
It turns out that Sestak has disclosed assets of between $2,103,000 and $3,856,000, including two homes. This is in the same ballpark as Pat Toomey’s reported assets of $2.02 million and $4.9 million.
A million dollars isn’t what it used to be and neither disclosure is outside the realm of the expected — Sestak is a congressman and retired rear admiral, while Toomey has held many jobs including Wall Street currency trader, Allentown restaurateur, congressman and think tank president.
OTOH, a rich Democrat playing the class envy card is not outside the realm of the expected either.
Hey Joe, how about Wheel of Fortune? For the grand prize what is hyp_cr_t_.
You got the money to buy the vowels.
Hat tip Newsmax.com
Republican Pat Toomey holds a 10-point lead over Democratic Congressman Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports survey of likely voters. This has caused Rasmussen to move the race from leans GOP to solid GOP in its Balance of Power rankings.
The survey of 750 likely voters taken Oct. 12 shows Toomey preferred 49 percent to 39 percent. Two percent wanted another candidate while 10 percent were undecided. The margin of error was 4 percent.
This is Toomey’s largest lead since the nominations. Two weeks ago he led 49 percent to 40 percent. A month ago he led 49 percent to 41 percent.
Meanwhile, the Delaware County Daily Times, which is the daily for most of Sestak’s 7th District, reported their favored candidate to be preferred over Toomey 44 percent to 42 percent with the headline “Sestak leads Toomey in recent poll “. They cited the Garin-Hart-Yang poll conducted by the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee.
The Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police, today, endorsed Republican and former Congressman Pat Toomey, who represented the 15th District, for U.S. Senate over Democrat Congressman Joe Sestak who represents the 7th District.
The state FOP, representing 41,000 active and retired law enforcement officers, is the largest law enforcement advocacy organization in Pennsylvania. It endorsed Republican Rick Santorum in his unsuccessful Senate race in 2006.
The FOP Philadelphia’s chapter is not bound by the state organization’s action and is expected to make an independent endorsement.
President Obama is coming to Philly, Sept. 20, to raise money for Joe Sestak’s campaign to be senator from Pennsylvania.
So Joe, you couldn’t get Mel Gibson ? The President is not a bad replacement choice. He seem to share the same warm feelings towards Israel and Jewish people as the Oscar-winning actor. And Chuck Hagel. And CAIR .
Hey, maybe the President is a Muslim after all.
Oh, I’m just joshing. The President likes his booze way too much and no Muslim could ever be such a fanatic supporter of unrestricted abortion.
But he really ought to haul Michelle with him the next time he visits Saudi Arabia. They never did take that Indonesian trip.
Sestak screws up. OK, that’s one of those phrases that you could copy to a clipboard from which to paste into a story for convenience sake but yesterday Pennsylvania’s 7th District Congressman and Democrat nominee for U.S senate has admitted to doing so, which makes it a bit more newsworthy than normal.
Joe Sestak has announced that he erred in seeking to send $350,000 in taxpayer money to the Thomas Paine Foundation, which is an organization owned by Drew Devitt aimed at promoting the cause of atheism, to design a new kind of windmill which would be built by New Way Energy of Chester Township, Pa, which is an organization owned by the same Drew Devitt and aimed at promoting the cause of increasing his bank account.
Now, why would Congressman Sestak think it a good idea to give $350,000 of taxpayer money to an atheist group to build windmills? I have no idea. Why do people do these sorts of things?
Anyway, Joe is really not someone we want writing our laws.
Congressman Joe Sestak who represents Pennsylvania’s 7th District and is the Democrat’s nominee for the senate race in that state appears to have funneled a $350,000 earmark to a for-profit business. Beside such a thing being hypocritical and a violation of honest government etc, it also now violates House rules.
Sestak got the money for the Thomas Paine Foundation, a non-profit organization that advocates keeping religion out of government. It was to be used for developing an offshore wind turbine. What does the Thomas Paine Foundation have to do with wind energy? Why nothing. It’s owner, however, is Drew Devitt, who also owns New Way Energy LLC, and that has quite a bit to do with wind energy.
New Wave Energy is in Chester Township, Delaware County, which is actually in the 1st District represented by Bob Brady, also a Democrat, and who requested $1 million for the same project.
Devitt has admitted the money will go to him according to the Allentown Morning Call, — his home address is listed on the earmark request — and could be used for commercial application.
Sestak, btw, is now saying his office did due diligence to make sure the money was going to a non-profit. That’s right, Joe. The perfect criteria for getting tax dough to build a windmill is being able to throw a hissy fit over a Nativity scene. And why would you be shoving tax dollars to a common scold like the Thomas Paine Foundation, in the first place?
Hat tip to PoliticsPa.Com .
Joe Sestak appeared at a CAIR fundraiser in 2007 and you could chalk it up to ignorance and Kumbaya-naivete that he didn’t know that the group had been connected to Islamic extremism and terrorism by the FBI.
Ignorance and naivete are not traits you’d hope to see in your congressman but they don’t mean that he particularly wants to see any particular nation get wiped off of the map.
Last week , Sestak brought in New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to endorse him. Bloomberg, a Tea-Party-hating Republican, has been unwavering in his support for Feisal Abdul Rauf’s Victory Mosque near the 9/11 Ground Zero site.
Rauf is someone who sympathizes with Hamas and thinks the United States is an “accessory” to the 9/11 attacks. But Bloomberg is a Jew and no Jew would want to empower a group that would seek to wipe Israel off the map so that makes it OK and beside religious tolerance is a good thing especially when one is trying to open a sharia-based banking center in Dubai to access Islamic banking and monetary systems
Yesterday, however, Sestak brought from Nebraska former Senator Chuck Hagel to campaign for him. Hagel, also a Tea-Party-hating Republican, was one of just four senators who refused to sign a letter in support of Israel in 2000; one of 27 senators to refuse to sign a letter asking President Bush to pressure the Palestinian Authority to ban terrorist groups from participating in Palestinian legislative elections in 2005 and just one of 12 who refused to ask the European Union to declare Hezbollah a terrorist organization, among other things.
So Joe, who’s coming next week? Mel Gibson?
Joe Sestak, the Democrat’s pick to replace Arlen Specter as senator from Pennsylvania, has been dogged by claims that he harbors sympathies to radical Islamic organizations.
So to show that he is a true-blue maverick independent, the Admiral brought New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to Philadelphia, yesterday, to endorse him.
What Bloomberg ended up doing was answering a lot of questions regarding his endorsement of the Islamic Victory Mosque at the site of the 9/11 attacks.
Way to go Joe. It’s almost like getting the CAIR executive director to write a defense of your appearance at a CAIR rally.
Congressman Joe “XXXXXX” Sestak was among the 247 representatives, 245 of which were Democrats, who voted yes, Aug. 10, on the XXXXXX Act of XXXX.
Really, that’s the name of the bill for which he voted. If you really want a good laugh — or maybe cry — H.R. 1586 terms itself: An act to modernize the air traffic control system, improve the safety,reliability, and availability of transportation by air in the UnitedStates, provide for modernization of the air traffic control system,reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes.
What it ended up doing was shovel $10 billion to the teachers unions while cutting money that had been budgeted for defense and energy research.
And, no the bill did not end up taxing the bonuses of CEOs of firms getting TARP ballots despite an attempt to do so.
And as far as I can see not much if anything went to modernizing the air traffic control system.
The Republicans voting for the bill were Michael “The Usual Suspect” Castle of Delaware and Joseph “Being From New Orleans Cuts Him A Lot Of Slack” Cao of Louisiana.