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Patrick J. Toomey

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  • Democrats' intraparty fight haunts second US Senate campaign

    This month marks six years since Arlen Specter switched parties to become a Democrat, upending Pennsylvania's 2010 U.S. Senate campaign and setting off an intraparty fight among Democrats that is now haunting a second campaign. Party leaders are now...
  • After budget votes, Democrats push paid sick leave, middle class tax credits, federal benefits for gay couples

    Senate Democrats want Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to embrace lessons of the budget vote-a-rama that took place just before recess. In a letter to the Kentucky Republican, a copy of which was obtained in advance by CQ Roll Call, nine Democratic...
  • APNewsBreak: Top Dems seek alternative Pa. Senate candidate

    Top Democrats are pressuring Josh Shapiro, a former state lawmaker who heads Pennsylvania's third most populous county, to run for the U.S. Senate, a reflection of the party's unease with second-time candidate Joe Sestak. Two people familiar with the...
  • Pat Toomey ahead of Joe Sestak, PA Senate race poll shows

    Pat Toomey ahead of Joe Sestak, PA Senate race poll shows
    WASHINGTON — Joe Sestak just finished walking 422 miles across Pennsylvania — and has slipped three points further behind Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., according to a Quinnipiac University poll unveiled Monday. Toomey holds a 13 point edge over...
  • With success in Allentown, Ed Pawlowski may run for U.S. Senate

    With success in Allentown, Ed Pawlowski may run for U.S. Senate
    Sen. Ed Pawlowski? Turn that over in your mind. Allentown's three-term mayor and past gubernatorial candidate says he's strongly considering a bid for U.S. Senate, and, according to local politicians, a run is looking more and more likely. In a...
  • As Mayor Ed Pawlowski ponders a U.S. Senate campaign, slim challenger field awaits Pat Toomey

    As Mayor Ed Pawlowski ponders a U.S. Senate campaign, slim challenger field awaits Pat Toomey
    Democrat Joe Sestak left Philadelphia in early March on a trek across Pennsylvania after announcing his desire for a rematch against Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey. When he reached the Ohio state line four weeks and 422 miles later, Sestak still was...
  • Senators should discuss foreign policy, not send letters

    U.S. Sen. John McCain acknowledged his error when he told Fox News, "Maybe that wasn't exactly the way to do that." He was referring to the letter he and 46 other Republican Senators signed and sent to Iran's leaders in an attempt to frighten the Iranians...
  • To win Senate, Dems turn to candidates who've lost before

    Democrats are turning to some proven election losers as they aim to retake control of the Senate in 2016. In Ohio, Ted Strickland, who lost his bid for a second term as governor to former Rep. John Kasich in 2010, is running against Republican Sen. Rob...
  • Senators' letter to Iran can derail U.S. foreign policy initiatives

    Senators' letter to Iran can derail U.S. foreign policy initiatives
    I was shocked when I heard that 47 Republican senators, including our own Sen. Pat Toomey, had signed an open letter to Iranian leaders. This attempt to sabotage American foreign policy threatens to derail any diplomatic deal negotiated by the United...
  • Republicans' letter to Iran leaders 'disgraceful'

    Republicans' letter to Iran leaders 'disgraceful'
    The letter sent to Iran and signed by 47 Republican U.S. senators, including Pat Toomey, may not be treason or a violation of the Logan Act, but it was a disgraceful and ignorant action. The president and our allies are attempting to negotiate an...
  • Politics as Usual

    Casey, Toomey split ahead of nomination vote The U.S. Senate could vote this week on attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, and Pennsylvania's two senators say they will be on opposite sides of that vote. Democrat Bob Casey will be backing Lynch, the...