Thank for you stopping by my campaign web-site.
Many of you may have heard about the 2010 Pennsylvania Senate race and Arlen Specter's decision to abandon the Republican Party and switch to the Democratic Party because he believed that he would have lost in next year's Republican Primary, ending his political career.
We are at such a critical point in Pennsylvania's history, and our nation's, that who you are running against pales in comparison to what are you running for. So while Arlen's decision may be good for himself, politically, to avoid running against someone he could not beat, his decision begs what he is running for, and whether he is the best candidate to shape the future of Pennsylvania.
After 31 years of serving in our country's military, and leading our brave men and women in harm's way, one of my core tenets is that you run for something you believe in, and do not avoid that which may be difficult.
I love my job in the 7th District, but we must assess whether Arlen is the best to shape the future that we need in the 7th District and Pennsylvania.
For those who have come to my web-site, I ask you to please stay involved by hitting the "Volunteer" button in our Action Center, and providing us with your contact information.
Many critical issues currently face our country and Pennsylvania. My District office has prevented 400 families from being foreclosed on and losing their home. In the past two years, my office has handled over 10,000 constituent case files; the average Congressional office has handled 3,200.
What we've been able to accomplish in my District in terms of support, as well as creating opportunities for economic growth, is what I do believe Pennsylvania needs, especially at this moment in time ... when many of us voted for change in the last election. Pennsylvania, does indeed, have a vibrant, dynamic future that stretches well into the horizon ... and I look forward to being a part of that.
Please stay in touch. And, if you are so inclined, contributions are readily accepted, which may be made by hitting the "Contribute" button at the top of this page. Thank you.
That bit about the constituent services is impressive. It also doesn't surprise me since, as I have previously written, I have never seen a more dedicated, hard-working campaigner than Joe Sestak. To win this campaign, we are going to have to work just as hard ourselves.