September 6th, 2010
01:53 PM ET
4 years ago

Trail Running: John King and Joe Sestak

John King and Joe Sestak on the trail in Pittsburgh.
John King and Joe Sestak on the trail in Pittsburgh.

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1247 p.m. ET: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Walked some of the Labor Day parade with Congressman Joe Sestak, the Democratic Senate nominee. He acknowledges he's down "single digits" against Republican opponent Pat Toomey but says he's confident he can win. Says his key is proving he is "an independent voice who happens to believe in Democratic principles." Whatever you think of his politics, he's an energetic campaigner - running from side to side to glad hand during the parade.


Filed under: 2010 • Joe Sestak • Pennsylvania • Trail Running
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  1. Time Grows Short

    Didn't know much about John King before he rocketed to the front of CNN news. I figured he was a hard core Obamist because of his rise in the CNN structure. I was correct.

    September 6, 2010 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  2. jim

    Does Joe Sestak think voters will forget the great coverup about the job offer he got from the White House to remove himself from the campaign for the democratic nomination for the Senate seat? Shame on you both Sestak and CNN for hiding the truth about what happened.

    September 6, 2010 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  3. barry

    Independent voice? What a joke. The only independent voice he had was when he didn't take the job President Obama tried to bribe him with to drop out of the Democrat Primary. Oh wait he didn't necessarily have a independent voice when he went along with the lie the administration came up with to try and avoid legal action. I hope the Republicans win and the Chicago (illegal)style politics are exposed and justice served. Independent voice my......

    September 6, 2010 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  4. Hammerer

    Why are the Dems crying about the possibility of losing the House and Senate majorities this november? During the obamacare push for passage they were all saying that they may lose their seat but the bill was worth the price, well the time has come to pay the piper. The sad part is that they now know that they were scammed and are left to twist in the wind.

    September 6, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |