From Washington Wire:
When Obama arrives in Pittsburgh to give a speech on the economy, Sestak will be on the other side of the state, in Philadelphia. The reason for his absence wasn’t immediately clear. A White House spokesman, Bill Burton, said Sestak was not invited because he does not represent the area. Because this is an official, not a political, event, only statewide officials and members of the Congress from the area were invited, Burton said.
But a spokesman for Sestak, Joe Langson, said today that the congressman was invited to attend the Obama event but that he was unable to because he had already committed to attending an event for an AIDS clinic network and receiving a union endorsement.
C’mon, Joe, didn’t you get the memo?