One Joe For Another: Sestak Gets First–And Significant–Endorsement

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Joe Hoeffel, a former congressman, and Sen. Arlen Specter’s 2004 general election rival, has come out for Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) in the likely Democratic primary.

“If Joe Sestak runs in the primary, I will support him,” Hoeffel told the Daily Times of Delaware County. “I admire him very much and think he will be a strong candidate for whatever he runs for, including reelection.”

Hoeffel’s a well known and popular figure in Pennsylvania politics, and his endorsement could give Sestak some early, and helpful momentum.

Via Taegan Goddard.

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