Mayor Bloomberg endorses Sestak

    The new grocery store in Sullivan Progress Plaza usually draws Temple University students and other North Philadelphia residents. But today was different. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg traveled to the Plaza to endorse Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidate Joe Sestak.

    The new grocery store in Sullivan Progress Plaza usually draws Temple University students and other North Philadelphia residents.  But today was different.  New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg traveled to the Plaza to endorse Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidate Joe Sestak.

    Mayor Bloomberg says voters are smart enough to look beyond party politics, and see Sestak as an independent, pragmatic leader.

    “Joe has the courage of his convictions and he’s proven that hes willing to stand-up for what he believes even if it means disagreeing with his own party.”

    Even though they don’t agree 100 percent of the time, Sestak says Mayor Bloomberg respects his determination to do the right thing.

    “When he met for the first time he said Joe I don’t agree with everything you say – and nor does my District where a majority of them are Republicans – but you learn to trust someone who’s willing not just to be responsible, but to be accountable for that responsibility…and let the chips fall where they mights as long as you’re doing the right thing.”

    A poll released last month showed Sestak tied with Republican Pat Toomey.

    In a written statement, a spokesperson for Toomey said – quote – “The only time Joe Sestak has stood up to his own party is when he thought they weren’t spending enough.  In contrast, Pat Toomey stood up to Republicans and Democrats when he thought they were spending too much money.”

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