J Street goes to bat for Sestak
The liberal-leaning Israel policy group J Street is boosting Congressman Joe Sestak (D-7) with a new TV ad, noting that the Democratic Senate candidate “consistently votes for aid to Israel.”
The ad comes as Sestak’s campaign remains in a pitched battle with local TV stations over the negative spot being run against him by a new conservative Israel policy group. The issue took center-stage Monday when Sestak rolled out supporters from the Jewish community during an appearance in Philadelphia.
J Street had previously endorsed Sestak, and while the organization did not disclose the precise size of the ad buy, it said the 30-second spot “in major media markets” across the state.
“Congressman Joe Sestak, as a former admiral and national security expert, has been rock-solid in his support of Israel in Congress,” J Street president Jeremy Ben-Ami said in a statement. “We refuse to sit idly by as Bill Kristol, Gary Bauer and others launch baseless attacks on his record and views.”
See the ad below.
July 20, 2010 at 12:32 pm
Tags: Joe Sestak