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Toomey Calls On Sestak To Disclose Job Offer Details

U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak continues to play coy with the details of what he claims was an attempt by the White House to lure him out of the Democratic primary election against U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter with a job offer. Sestak repeated that claim on Meet The Press yesterday. And Republicans again seized on the story to attack the President Obama's administration, which too is being coy on the subject.

Toomey Calls On Sestak To Disclose Job Offer Details

U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak continues to play coy with the details of what he claims was an attempt by the White House to lure him out of the Democratic primary election against U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter with a job offer.  Sestak repeated that claim on Meet The Press yesterday.  And Republicans again seized on the story to attack the President Obama's administration, which too is being coy on the subject.

The one person who hasn't weighed in so far was former U.S. Rep. Pat Toomey, Sestak's Republican opponent in the Nov. 2 general election.  Now Toomey has released a statement saying Sestak should "tell the public everything he knows" about the job offer. 

"To do otherwise will only continue to raise questions and continue to be a needless distraction in this campaign," Toomey said. "Joe and I disagree on many important issues, from health care, to bailouts, to the unprecedented debt being racked up in Washington. That’s what our campaign should be about, rather than these other matters. Joe can clear that all away by simply disclosing all the facts that he knows, and I urge him to do that."
 

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