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Former REP. Joe Sestak, D-Pa., the last Democrat was President Trump sitting in the Oval Office challenge, as he explained on Sunday, he is running for President.
Sestak, a retired Navy admiral, represented Pennsylvania 7. District from 2007 to 2011, the 25-candidate among the primary field of Democrats.
“What the Americans want most today, someone is accountable, to protect themselves, about the party, about any special interest… a President who has a deep, global experience to restore America’s leadership in the world, said our American dream home… and one that is trustworthy to the restructuring guidelines, see where too many only the growth of inequality, not the economy,” Sestak, in a video released on his campaign website.
Former REP. Joe Sestak, D-Pa., declared that he will run for President. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call, file)
He added: “I want a President who serves the American people the way they deserve to be supported.”
Sestak accepted, he was in the race both as a latecomer in an already crowded area, and as an underdog compared to big names like former Vice-President, Joe Biden, and Sens. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Cory Booker. He will also be absent from the stage for the Democrats ” first debates this week.
The former Congressman said his reason for announcing his White house bid, now was, he would have supported his daughter in her fight against a brain tumor.
“[M]y announcement may be later than others, for the honor seeks the presidency. To delay the decision, so I it would be with Alex, our daughter, such as the brain cancer she had fought bravely when he was four years old in this past year,” he said. “But, with her same team of medical heroes, and she has single-digit odds to overcome once.”
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During his time in Congress, Joe Sestak left many top Democrats rubbed. (Jeff Fusco/Getty Images, File)
In its relatively short campaign announcement, Sestak are two main goals that he wanted to tackle put: fight against climate change and “put an end to, an intolerant world, the injustices, the from China, the control of the 5G network to the Russian interference in democratic elections.”
During his time in Congress, Sestak left many top Democrats for challenging long-standing incumbent rubbed. He twice ran and lost for one of the Pennsylvania seats in the Senate.
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In 2009, he launched a major challenge to then-Sen. Arlen Specter, who had switched parties as a Democrat. Despite the efforts of Obama in the White house and other top Democrats, to rescue him from the race, Sestak rejected – ultimately beat specter in the primary school in the year 2010, but the defeat of the Republican Pat Toomey in the General election.
Sestak is another Senate launched money in 2016, but lost in the primary to former Pennsylvania environmental protection Secretary Katie McGinty, who received an endorsement from President Obama and a large infusion of cash from outside liberal groups. McGinty, ultimately, Toomey lost in the General election.