New anti-Sestak ad from Republican Jewish Coalition

Posted On October 6 , 2010
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Joe Sestak (D) continues to lag behind Pat Toomey (R) in the Pennsylvania Senate contest. Reports have the Democratic National Committee cutting its support to Sestak’s campaign by half. This ad links Sestak to Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, no friend of Israel.

The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) has released an internet ad entitled, “Hagel Hearts Sestak” which highlights the recent troubling endorsement of Democrat Joe Sestak for U.S. Senate (PA) by former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel.

While in the Senate, Chuck Hagel had a troubling record on Israel and Middle East issues. In fact, he consistently had one of the worst pro-Israel records of any Senator. Even the National Jewish Democratic Council described Hagel’s record as “questionable” and warned that if he sought the presidency, he would have “a lot of questions to answer about his commitment to Israel.”

The Washington Jewish Week quotes Morris Amitay, a former executive director of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, as saying of Hagel, “I would regard him as the bottom of the class as far as Israel goes.”

RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said, “Chuck Hagel and Joe Sestak have a lot in common. In fact, it was recently reported that in an interview, Joe Sestak called Chuck Hagel ‘the guy that I most admired in the Senate.’ Unfortunately, they share an attitude and record toward Israel that cause deep concern in the Jewish community. We will continue to provide the Jewish community in Pennsylvania and elsewhere with the facts about Joe Sestak and his record.”

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