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Patrick J. Toomey

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  • Timeline: Ed Pawlowski in Allentown

    Timeline: Ed Pawlowski in Allentown
    Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski officially jumped into the race for U.S. Senate Friday, ending several days of speculation. The decision sets up a primary between Pawlowski and fellow Democrat Joe Sestak. Pawlowski and Sestak will be vying to face...
  • Ed Pawlowski to announce U.S. Senate run Friday

    Ed Pawlowski to announce U.S. Senate run Friday
    Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski will announce Friday that he is running for the U.S. Senate, according to sources who were told by the mayor's campaign. The three-term mayor has been "seriously considering" a run for several months, and his decision sets...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • ACLU files suit against NSA 'Upstream' surveillance

    ACLU files suit against NSA 'Upstream' surveillance
    The publishers of Wikipedia and several rights groups became the latest plaintiffs to challenge the National Security Agency's surveillance programs in court, alleging that the Fort Meade-based organization conducts "mass Internet spying" on Americans'...
  • 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...