Barack? Nah, Sestak would rather have Michelle on the trail
It remains to be seen how hard the White House will push for Democratic Senate nominee Joe Sestak, the congressman who ran against his party. But if the White House does send someone to campaign in Pennsylvania, Sestak says he’d rather have the First Lady than the president.
“[Barack Obama] has offered to come and I went down to the White House and said absolutely, but I said, what I really want, my number one choice … I said Michelle Obama,” Sestak told reporters Monday at the Pennsylvania Press Club in Harrisburg.
Michelle Obama remains considerably more popular than her husband in Pennsylvania—and throughout the country. Sestak, in remarks reported by news organizations including The Morning Call, says he also expects Gov. Ed Rendell to campaign for him as he looks to beat Republican Pat Toomey in the fall. Rendell worked hard for Senator Arlen Specter, who Sestak defeated in the May Democratic primary.
“Look, Gov. Rendell has offered to help out and he knows Pennsylvania,” Sestak said. “Look, I work with everybody.”
July 26, 2010 at 2:45 pm