Joe Sestak

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Joe Sestak (D) faces Pat Toomey (R) in the November election.
Joe Sestak's references to opponent(s): 41 uses in the last 7 days (down 51%).

Compare how Joe Sestak uses key words

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Top This Week

Wall Street

0,6,13,6,15,7,3,5

  • Last 7 days: 5 uses (up 67% over last week)

change

0,4,2,4,5,2,0,4

  • Last 7 days: 4 uses (up 400% over last week)

economy

1,3,7,9,8,10,2,4

  • Last 7 days: 4 uses (up 100% over last week)

Top Overall

Wall Street

0,6,13,6,15,7,3,5

  • Overall: 125 uses since Aug. 30

taxes

0,13,12,10,3,4,4,1

  • Overall: 126 uses since Aug. 30

jobs

0,2,6,9,13,9,4,3

  • Overall: 75 uses since Aug. 30

Colors correspond to a word's relative popularity in the last 7 days. Words in orange are being used more frequently this week; gray, less frequently. 'Sparkline' graphs plot each word's motion over the last 8 weeks.

Recent uses of words we're tracking

...that he will vote in lock step with the Republican Party in their do nothing effort to defeat everything the president puts on the table.” (New Pittsburgh Courier, 10/27/10) 

Washington Observer-Reporter - “If Joe Sestak works as hard at being...

— via RSS (October 30)

...but he's unwilling to extend freedom to, say, women who want abortions, or sick people who would lose their health care if he helped to repeal health-care reform.” (Philadelphia Daily News, 10/25/10) 

Philadelphia Inquirer - “Sestak has moderate, reasonable ideas...

— via RSS (October 30)

...women who want abortions, or sick people who would lose their health care if he helped to repeal health-care reform.” (Philadelphia Daily News, 10/25/10) 

Philadelphia Inquirer - “Sestak has moderate, reasonable ideas for promoting clean energy and providing small...

— via RSS (October 30)

...extremists.” (Erie Times-News, 10/24/10) 

Erie Times-News - “Toomey, a talented politician, offers some bold ideas to tame the country's deficit. But he represents the most extreme views on the political spectrum.” (Erie Times-News, 10/24/10) 

Philadelphia Daily News - “Joe...

— via RSS (October 30)

...extremists.” (Erie Times-News, 10/24/10) 

Erie Times-News - “Toomey, a talented politician, offers some bold ideas to tame the country's deficit. But he represents the most extreme views on the political spectrum.” (Erie Times-News, 10/24/10) 

Philadelphia Daily News - “Joe...

— via RSS (October 30)

...- “Sestak has moderate, reasonable ideas for promoting clean energy and providing small businesses with incentives to create more jobs.” (Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/24/10) 

Philadelphia Inquirer -  “Toomey, having done his part for party purity, now asks independent voters to...

— via RSS (October 30)

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