Articles Tagged 'Pat Toomey'

Toomey-Manchin background check measure faces obstacles

A Senate measure to expand background checks would seem headed for quick passage following the recent string of mass shootings and President Trump’s interest in… READ MORE

GOP strategist cut Bloomberg gun-group ads

The ads that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun group has run defending Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and criticizing Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) were cut by GOP strategist Mike Murphy, sources familiar with the spots said. Murphy’s ads come on the heels of DCI Group leading the work for Mayors Against Illegal Guns’s spots against Democratic Senators. A MAIG… READ MORE

Joe Sestak Files Senate Exploratory Committee for 2016

Former Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa., wants another shot at the Senate seat he failed to win in 2010. Sestak announced Tuesday that he has formed an exploratory committee for a 2016 Senate bid. It would likely be a rematch with Republican Sen. Patrick J. Toomey, who defeated Sestak by 2 points in a great year for Republicans nationally. “The Senate… READ MORE

9 Senators Who Hold Fate of Background Check Deal

by David Hawkings, Roll Call
April 16, 2013

One of the first maxims of the congressional whips is, “If you’ve got the votes, then vote.” Additional delay can only work to unravel a… READ MORE

Senators uncertain how vote on gun bill will swing; co-sponsors look for GOP support


Lawmakers on both sides of a proposal to expand gun-purchase background checks to sales online and at gun shows said Sunday that they don’t know… READ MORE

Sen. Patrick Toomey: ‘Open question’ whether background-check amendment will pass

Sen. Patrick J. Toomey, co-sponsor of an amendment that would expand gun-purchase background checks to sales online and at gun shows, says that passage of the measure in the Senate is still very much up in the air. “I think it’s an open question as to whether or not we have the votes,” Mr. Toomey, Pennsylvania Republican, said on CNN’s… READ MORE

At GOP outreach dinner, Obama picks up the tab

As part of his effort to improve relations between the White House and Capitol Hill, President Obama dined with a small group of Republican senators this evening and, according to the White House, he paid for the dinner out of his own pocket. Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.; John Hoeven, R-N.D.; John McCain, R-Ariz.; Bob… READ MORE

Senate race a litmus test for Pennsylvania

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October 20, 2010
By Seth McLaughlin-The Washington Times Two weeks out from Election Day, Republican Pat Toomey appears poised to lead a Republican surge in Pennsylvania in a Senate race that will test just how deeply the state’s “blue” roots run. The battle between Mr. Toomey, a former congressman, and Rep. Joe Sestak, a Democrat, is part of a larger story of this… READ MORE

Pennsylvania Senate: Toomey (R) 45%, Sestak (D) 38%

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July 20, 2010
Rasmussen Reports The numbers remain little changed this month in Pennsylvania’s race for the U.S. Senate, with Republican Pat Toomey continuing to maintain a slight lead over Democrat Joe Sestak. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state shows Toomey with 45% support, while Sestak earns 38% of the vote. Six percent (6%) prefer some other… READ MORE

Pa. Senate race is seen as a clash of left, right

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May 20, 2010
Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race between Republican Pat Toomey and Democrat Joe Sestak may boil down to a simple question: Do voters hate Wall Street or Washington more? Strategists and analysts looking ahead to the general election in November see the campaign playing out as a classic clash between champions of differing worldviews, one liberal and one conservative. Expect Sestak to… READ MORE

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