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Admiral Joe Sestak gains criticism after U.S. Senate campaign announcement

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A former Pennsylvania Democratic congressman is gaining criticism after announcing his campaign for the U.S. senate.

Admiral Joe Sestak kicked-off his campaign at Independence Hall in Philadelphia Wednesday morning. Sestak says he is running to restore American’s lost trust in their political leaders by being accountable to the people.

Many Democrats worry the former navy admiral won’t be able to pull together a professional operation. Sestak is being called out for inviting people to donate to his website which was down for maintenance at the time of his announcement. He’s also being criticized for misquoting a line from the iconic American novel “To Kill A Mocking Bird” in a news release on Wednesday.

Sestak is attempting to unseat U.S. Senator Pat Toomey. This is a rematch after the two faced off in 2010.

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