Created on Wednesday, 11 August 2010 07:49
Former president Bill Clinton was in Pennsylvania yesterday, stumping for a former aide who’s challenging Pat Toomey for a seat in the Senate. Clinton stopped in Scranton to support the U-S Senate campaign of Democrat Joe Sestak. The former president says he understands why voters are angry these days, but said Democrats need to defend their record. He says that democrats have started to turn the economy around”You know that old rule, the first thing you gotta do when you’re in a hole is quit diggin’, well, we quit diggin’, and now we’re building a way out of it. If you vote for these people who are running against people like Joe Sestak, they’ll go up there and take the oath of office, they’ll have one hand on the bible and they’ve got a shovel in the other hand, they want to start diggin’ again.”
Sestak missed Clinton’s Scranton rally because he was called to Washington for an emergency session vote. Clinton later attended Democrat fundraisers in the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia.