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Republican Patrick Toomey Re-Elected in Pennsylvania Senate Race

Katie McGinty fails to unseat incumbent

Republican Sen. Patrick J. Toomey was re-elected in Pennsylvania. (Meredith Dake-O’Connor/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Republican Sen. Patrick J. Toomey was re-elected in Pennsylvania. (Meredith Dake-O’Connor/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Republican Patrick Toomey will defeat Democrat Katie McGinty in Pennsylvania’s Senate race, The Associated Press projects.

Democrats considered this seat nearly a must-win to have a chance at regaining majority control in the Senate.

[Election Results 2016]

Toomey led McGinty, 49 percent to 47 percent, with 98 of precincts reporting.

Coming into Election Day, the race was rated Tossup by the Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report/Roll Call.

In 2010, the state went for Toomey, who bested Democratic challenger Joe Sestak with 51 percent of the vote. 

[Pennsylvania Senate Race Breaks Spending Record]

Toomey was first elected to the Senate in 2010. Before, he served in the House from 1999 to 2005. 

While in the Senate, he has served on the Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs Committee, the Budget Committee, and the Finance Committee. He was also chairman of the Senate Steering Committee for two years until January 2015. 

Toomey supports easing business regulations and is a fiscal conservative.

 

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