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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

"Should a Draft Sestak movement be created to take on Sen. Arlen Specter in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary?

One of the great bloggers and political activist out there, Adam Green has just posted a question at his DailyKos blog which may in fact be a truly one of the most important political questions in the upcoming election season, "Should a Draft Sestak movement be created to take on Sen. Arlen Specter in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary?

Adam Green writes:
Today, in Politico and the Philly Inquirer the Progressive Change Campaign Committee announced a Grassroots Straw Poll in partnership with Daily Kos, Democracy for America, The Pennsylvania Progressive, Afro-Netizen, Digby, OpenLeft, CrooksandLiars, The Seminal, The Young Turks, and others.

The Straw Poll Question: "Should a Draft Sestak movement be created to take on Sen. Arlen Specter in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary?"

You can cast your vote here.

Until now, political insiders have attempted to clear the field for Specter.

This Straw Poll is about giving the grassroots a meaningful voice in the primary process and seeing if any consensus exists about the most talked-about potential challenger, Representative and retired admiral Joe Sestak.

On the Straw Poll site are arguments for and against drafting Sestak -- written by Pennsylvania and national progressives. If thousands of us vote, the results could easily affect Sestak's decision and impact the environment of this race.

AAPP says: Although I don't live in PA, I would have to vote yes on the poll. "I agree, a Draft Sestak movement should be created to take on Sen. Arlen Specter in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary." I'm not endorsing the candidate, I just think that Sen. Arlen Specter is still really a Republican who will vote with the Republican Party now and in the future.

You can vote at SestakPoll.com. Then, please help spread the word.


Adam Green is cofounder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC), dedicated to helping progressive candidates run progressive campaigns and win. He is also interim CEO of Change Congress, a reform group formed by Prof. Lawrence Lessig and Joe Trippi to reform congressional elections and special-interest influence on Congress. Adam formerly served as Director of Strategic Campaigns and Civic Communications Director for MoveOn.org.


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