Sestak makes it official, will challenge Specter next year

The question is whether Sestak is too liberal for Pennsylvania. U.S. Congressman Joe Sestak (D), who represents Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional voting district and most of Delaware County, has one of the most politically liberal voting records in Congress.

On the right, the American Conservative Union says Sestak voted conservatively zero percent of the time. According to the Americans for Democratic Action on the left, Sestak voted liberally 95 percent of the time. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), also on the left, has given Joe Sestak an overall grade of 100.

Sestak votes down the line with unions. The American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, people who work for the government, said that Sestak supported them 100 percent of the time in 2007. The AFL-CIO gave him just a slightly lower rating, saying he voted with them 96 percent of the time in 2007. A conservative business orientated group such as the Club for Growth gave him a rating of just 2 percent.

The League of Conservation Voters said that he voted every single time for more environmental restrictions in 2008.

With the national debt no exceeding $10 trillion, people on both sides of the aisle may be troubled to learn that Sestak is given an “F” by the National Taxpayer’s Union because he voted virtually always for more spending.

The Washington Times has his announcement that he is running here.

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