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Patrick J. Toomey

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  • Allentown mayor to run for US Senate in Pennsylvania

    Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski is expected to announce on Friday that he will run to challenge U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey's re-election bid, creating the potential for a contested Democratic Party primary in 2016. Pawlowski was calling party officials to...
  • Murphy Bill Would Create Tax Break For 'Angel' Investors

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy would give "angel" investors a new federal tax break and is also a co-sponsor of another bill introduced Thursday that will erase a barrier between those investors and start-up companies that need their money....
  • Pat Toomey raises $2.1 million heading into 2016 re-election

    Pat Toomey raises $2.1 million heading into 2016 re-election
    — Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania has $7.3 million in his campaign account as he heads into next year's election, according to fundraising figures released by his campaign Wednesday. The Lehigh Valley Republican raised $2.1 million during the first...
  • Congress should ask the tough question on Iran nuke deal

    President Barack Obama recently made an agreement with the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran on one of the most sensitive and vital issues facing America's national security. Soon, the U.S. Senate will vote, not on whether to approve this agreement,...
  • 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...
  • What Harry Reid's departure means to 2016 battle for Senate control

    Harry Reid on Friday became the third Senate Democrat to announce plans to retire in 2016. But notably for his party's chances of regaining the majority, his retirement is the first that clearly opens the door for a Republican pickup. Republicans...
  • 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...