Pat Toomey Articles

Sestak: Iran Nuclear Deal Helped Captured Sailors

"Did they take propaganda advantage of it? You betcha."
3:59 PM, Jan 26, 2016
Retired Navy Admiral and Senate hopeful Joe Sestak was asked recently at the Pennsylvania Press Club Luncheon about the recent catpure of 10 U.S. Navy sailors by the government of Iran. Read more

Chamber Boosts Toomey in PA, Knocks Strickland in Ohio

2:58 PM, Jul 06, 2015

The Chamber of Commerce has launched two new ads focusing on what are expected to be some of the closest Senate races of the 2016 cycle: the seats up in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

In Pennsylvania, the business lobby group's political advocacy arm has launched a 30-second ad lauding Republican senator Pat Toomey. The spot celebrates Toomey as a "practical and constructive conservative" who puts "partisanship aside to do what's right for Pennsylvania." Watch the video below:

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Toomey Up in Early Pennsylvania Poll

3:39 PM, May 11, 2015

Pat Toomey is considered one of the more vulnerable senators up for reelection in 2016, but one new poll finds the Pennsylvania Republican leading possible Democratic challengers. A new survey from Harper Polling, a GOP firm, finds Toomey ahead by double-digits against three Democrats considering a bid against him. In addition, a total of 54 percent of likely voters say they have a favorable or somewhat favorable view of the first-term senator.

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N.H. Senator Ayotte to Oppose Manchin-Toomey Gun Bill

9:50 AM, Apr 17, 2013

New Hampshire senator Kelly Ayotte announces this morning that she will not support the Manchin-Toomey gun bill, which is supposed to be voted on today in the Senate. Instead, Ayotte says, she is supporting "the Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act."

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Posted: Full Text of 'The Public Safety And Second Amendment Rights Protection Act'

6:17 PM, Apr 11, 2013

Senator Pat Toomey has finally posted the full text of "The Public Safety And Second Amendment Rights Protection Act," the so called gun Senate compromise bill, agreed upon by Toomey, Joe Manchin, and Chuck Schumer. Here's the text of 7,800 word bill:

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Gun Bill Called 'The Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act'

11:09 AM, Apr 10, 2013

Republican senator Pat Toomey and Democratic senator Joe Manchin are introducing a gun "compromise" bill today called "The Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act."

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Toomey: Dems Rejected Compromise, Demanded $1 Trillion Tax Hike

12:00 AM, Nov 22, 2011

On November 7, Republican senator Pat Toomey proposed a compromise on taxes to members of the supercommittee tasked with cutting the deficit. “There was a moment there, a 24-hour period, when several Democrats expressed a great deal of interest in the framework I laid out,” Toomey tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD. Dick Durbin, the second ranking Democrat in the Senate, called Toomey's proposal a "breakthrough."

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Boehner, McConnell Select Supercommittee Members

10:47 AM, Aug 10, 2011

House speaker John Boehner has chosen Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas to be co-chair of the joint select committee on deficit reduction, or the so-called supercommittee. Reps. Dave Camp and Fred Upton, both of Michigan, were also selected by Boehner to represent the House Republicans on the supercommittee. Meanwhile, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell has chosen fellow senators Jon Kyl of Arizona, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, and Rob Portman of Ohio as the GOP Senate representatives.

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Senate Conservatives Introduce Plan to Balance Budget in 9 Years, Say They'd Vote for Ryan Plan, Too

2:37 PM, May 10, 2011

The latest indestructible media meme is that Republicans are in disarray over Paul Ryan's proposed Medicare reform. "Republican rift widens on Medicare," write The Hill's Alexander Bolton and Julian Pecquet today.

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Toomey: GOP Should Drop Planned Parenthood Rider

11:26 AM, Apr 08, 2011

The Hill reports that Republican Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania said this morning that the GOP should "move on" from defunding Planned Parenthood in the current spending bill:

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