Friday, December 19, 2014

Sestak: Specter holds fake "hearings for headlines"

In new web video, Sestak campaign takes aim at Sen. Arlen Specter for publicity-seeking with bogus hearings.

Sestak: Specter holds fake "hearings for headlines"

In its ongoing web series at, the Sestak campaign mocks Sen. Arlen Specter (D.,Pa.) in advance of his scheduled hearing tomorrow inspired by a Philadelphia Inquirer series on low criminal conviction rates in the city. It says he has a history of hearings that accomplish little besides getting his name in the media and also uses a 1973 Inquirer investgation to suggest that Specter had the same low-conviction problem when he was DA in Philadelphia.

Watch it here.

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