Frank endorses Sestak for Senate

    The congressman said electing Sestak over Arlen Specter is important to have a true democratic voice in the Senate.

    The challenger in the Democratic race for Senate in Pennsylvania is lining up support from a prominent Massachusetts Congressman. Congressman Barney Frank spoke in support of fellow congressional member Joe Sestak in Philadelphia today.

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    Swimming against the current of top political figures, including President Obama, Congressman Frank said electing Sestak over Republican turned Democrat Arlen Specter is important to have a true Democratic voice in the Senate.

    Frank: Senator Specter was a Republican by choice he’s a Democrat by necessity, the necessity of re-election. I regret the fact that moderate republican’s don’t have much of a place but I don’t think the answer to that is giving up a democratic seat as I hope this would become to a Republican.

    Congressman Sestak says his fellow congressman came to him offering the endorsement. Frank says he expects to be back to campaign for Sestak should he win the May primary.

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