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    • TMC on May 13, 2010 at 19:27

    From Joe Sudbay at AMERICABlog

    There is an important election in Pennsylvania next week, and we need your help reminding voters to get out to the polls.

    The stakes of this election are high: Ensuring that allies of the President are elected in the House and Senate, to fight for change.

    So starting this weekend, through Tuesday’s election, OFA volunteers are organizing phone banks across New York. We’ll call into Pennsylvania and encourage voters to support leaders who will fight for President Obama’s vision for change.


    So, here’s the question: Is the DNC actually asking people to make calls for Specter and against Sestak? Yep. I checked the OFA website for events in the Allentown and Philadelphia areas. OFA is doing phonebanks for Specter. Here’s how the phonebanks are described. This one is at OFA HQ in Philadelphia:


    For years, Arlen Specter has delivered for the people of Pennsylvania, and now we can deliver for him, help us get out the vote for Senator Spector by singing up for a shift in the most crucial days before the primary.

       President Obama wants Senator Specter to continue working on his behalf, can you sign up to volunteer today?

    It is highly unusual that a sitting President support a candidate in the Primary. When Bush supported Specter over Pat Toomey in 2004, he caught hell from the RNC. It is clear he wants the more progressive, Sestak, gone, as he does the more progressive candidate, Halter, in LA against blue dog Sen. Landrieu

    • TMC on May 13, 2010 at 20:28

    the House Judiciary Committee with AG Holder testifying. He is being asked about Sestak being offered the position of Secretary of the Navy by the White House if he drops out of his primary against Specter. That is a big NO-NO.

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