Specter says he’s ready to battle Sestak ‘toe-to-toe’
Continuing his escalating war of words against Congressman Joe Sestak (D-7), Senator Arlen Specter on Sunday said he didn’t want to run a negative campaign, but was prepared to do so if necessary in next year’s primary.
“Now, I don’t want to get involved in brickbats, and I’d rather talk about the issues, but if Congressman Sestak wants to go negative, I’m prepared to battle him toe to toe,” Specter said on CNN.
“When Congressman Sestak starts to throw stones, he lives in a big glass house,” Specter said. “The guy has the worst voting record in the Congress from the Pennsylvania delegation. He’s missed 104 votes this year. He talks about his military record. If he was still in the service, he would be a court martial, and he’s been AWOL, absent without leave.”
Sestak officially declared his candidacy against Specter last Tuesday.
August 9, 2009 at 8:04 pm