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Vets group spending $500K on lit drop for Sestak

Vets group spending $500K on lit drop for Sestak

A left-leaning military veterans group is spending half-a-million dollars on canvassing efforts to boost Democrat Joe Sestak’s Senate campaign. said the campaign literature would be “blistering” in its message, comparing Republican nominee Pat Toomey to Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and implying that Toomey puts financial industry interests above those of military servicemembers.

“What do Iran’s President and Pat Toomey have in common?” one piece asks. “Both would keep America dependent on oil.”

Some of the literature will also mention Congressman Patrick Murphy (D-8) and Democrat Bryan Lentz—two other military veterans in tough races this year.

Images of the literature can be found here.

September 30, 2010 at 11:42 am Staff

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  1. Jim

    Sep 30th, 2010

    “What do Iran’s President and Pat Toomey have in common?” one piece asks. “Both would keep America dependent on oil.”

    Nice. That’s about as classy as Alan Grayson’s “Taliban Dan” ad that won him so much praise. You’re in good company, Sestak! Hey, I wonder what Joe’s solution for getting off oil is? Oh yeah, Cap and Trade!!! I wonder how that will play outside of Philthadelphia?

  2. Uh-huh

    Sep 30th, 2010

    You nailed it Jim, that’s why the League of Conservation Voters is fotting half the bill for this lit hit with Kind of an odd mix of company, no?

  3. anon

    Sep 30th, 2010

    Actually, what the groups have in common is that they care about our troops and the future of the planet – items which Toomey places behind profits for Big oil and Big coal. Gotta have those record profits, and to hell with the troops and the planet – right, guys?

  4. Transplant

    Sep 30th, 2010

    Lit Drop does not equal canvass. Are the sending a mailer? Or sending volutneers to knock on doors to talk to voters?

  5. David Diano

    Sep 30th, 2010

    I’m not positive about this, but I thought I read once that America wouldn’t use Iranian oil anyway. Like it’s the wrong “type” for our industries, or some other incompatibility??
    Does anyone here know anything about this?

  6. Robert B. Sklaroff, M.D.

    Sep 30th, 2010

    This is the same group that announced what PA2010 depicted as a “third-party” poll that suggested Murphy was ahead of Fitzpatrick.

    Awaited still is confirmation from DAN that he will CORRECT the misleading headline on that page.

  7. TB

    Sep 30th, 2010


    Just saw the money numbers for DSCC on behalf of Sestak in Erie, Wilkes-Barre, and Johnstown. You would have a conniption. haha

  8. MD

    Sep 30th, 2010

    Wow. What desperate tactics. In the end, Sestak is going down. Oh and thanks Joe for handing us your House seat as well. Consider that the 39th seat.


  9. David Diano

    Sep 30th, 2010


    Is it a lot of money being pissed away by the party, that could/should be spent to save Russ Feingold?

  10. Bruce Bailey

    Sep 30th, 2010

    Ask any Tea Partier to define “Cap & Trade” and – short of “It’s the WORST IDEA in the wooorrrrrllld!” – you’ll get a whole lot of gibberish that translates into “I have no freakin’ idea.”

    Fact is, Cap & Trade is an amazingly great idea, one that is already at work here in the US – it’s how we largely solved the problem of acid rain. And it’s the perfect solution — the MARKET solution, ironically — to start scaling back greenhouse gases.

    I wish a few more politicians had the backbone to say so.

  11. Anonymous

    Oct 4th, 2010

    so…. you wonder how joe can get we the people off oil,it,s calld progress,gomer.

  12. bub

    Oct 4th, 2010

    so…. you wonder do you. how can joe get us off,s calld progress,gomer!

  13. bub

    Oct 4th, 2010

    always remember the revolution goe,s on,since 1776,we the people,of this great nation,in this ever changing world,have our ups and downs. and since,january,2009,our nation is improving ,and will continue to do so,…vote democrat…………and remember we the people are in control.

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