Chuck Hagel To Endorse Joe Sestak

Chuck Hagel, seen here being attacked by giant microphones...

The Pennsylvania senatorial race keeps getting more and more interesting...
Pennsylvania Democrat Joe Sestak’s campaign for Senate is getting a much-needed bipartisan boost in a competitive race.

Former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) will endorse the Democratic nominee at events in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia on Tuesday, according to Sestak’s campaign.


Hagel, who decided not to seek reelection to the Senate in 2008, has a reputation for bucking his own party. He declined to endorse Arizona Sen. John McCain in the 2008 presidential contest, and his wife went a step further by backing Barack Obama.

Hagel and Sestak also share a military background: Hagel is a decorated Vietnam War veteran and Sestak is a retired three-star Navy admiral.
The question is: will Pennsylvania voters be swayed by the endorsement of Chuck Hagel? My sense is that the endorsement by a Republican who was routinely labeled a "RINO" by many in his own party will have little-to-no bearing on the overall race.

Actually, a better question would be: do Pennsylvania voters know who Chuck Hagel is?

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