he hopes to unseat republican pat toomey. it sets up a potential rematch of 2010 when sestak narrowly lost to toomey. a look now at joe sestak's credentials. he's 67 years old, a democrat. also a retired navy admiral and he was twice elected to congress before pursuing the senate seat. republican incumbent pat toomey is an investment banker from the lehigh valley. he served three terms in the house. toomey then headed add voe cassie group called club for growth. >>> chris christie says his state cannot afford higher pension contributions for private sector employees. he kicked off a town hall event in bourbon county. speaking about his proposed budget for the up in coming fiscal year. he plans to pay $1.3 billion into the pension system that's far less than the $3 billion he agreed to in his first term. >> our budget will be in great shape. this is the remaining big problem left to fix. >> he says paying the full amount would require large tax increases. this week 14 unions announced plans to sue over the lower contributions.
. >> senator pat toomey says the israeli prime minister made a powerful and persuasive case. he says it was a mistake for some democrats to boycott this speech. his fellow republicans agree. >> it's unfortunate we weren't able to sort of ramp down some of the rhetoric leading up to the speech because i hope it did not detract from the important things that needed to be said. >> bucks county congressman fitzpatrick called the speech powerful and one everyone needs to hear. after the speech president obama said the israeli leader offered no viable alternatives to the nuclear negotiations with iran, but in an interview with reuters, he stressed that he expects the u.s./israeli relationship to remain strong. >> the pro-israel billboard will be going up along interstate 95 on lehigh road on thursday. a group with stand with us-philadelphia is responsible for that billboard. the group's director says this attention-grabbing billboard joins the american and israeli flags and reminds commuters that we must reinforce the precious relationships we have. >>> well it's the afternoon rush
. >> senator pat toomey has voted no on four federal infrastructure bills since 2011. he cites bills that don't involve infrastructure. >> if legislation is wasting money, i'm not going to support it. >> even if it helps to fix the state. >> you have to weigh the pros and cons of a given bill. >> senator toomey and congressman fitzpatrick is most concerned with the trust fund which runs out in three months. >> doing these highway bills for six months or 18 months or two years isn't enough. >> both men represent the state with the most structurally deficient bridges and they represent latif charleston about the weight restriction. >> you don't know until you get caught in a situation that could be difficult to get out of. >> senator toomey and congressman fitzpatrick are just two of 20 politicians ss elected in pennsylvania. another is bill shoofter from the central pennsylvania and he didn't have time for an on-camera interview, but his spokesman did give us this statement in part there are significant infrastructure needs and he has a full agenda working to address th
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