Toomey… With both offices open in 2022, Democrats have a bench of prospects who have won statewide races — Lt. Gov. Among those Republicans expressing interest in running for governor, either privately or publicly, is freshman U.S. Rep. Dan Meuser. The news of his future plans that broke Sunday has reshuffled the deck for Republicans looking ahead to the two major statewide races in two years. “It’s something that’s of sincere interest,” said Meuser, who hails from northeastern Pennsylvania’s Luzerne County and, with a portion of his district viewed as swing territory in the presidential election, is a regular at appearances by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. If Trump wins, it could encourage more people to run, Gerow said. (AP … Toomey will not seek re-election in 2022, he announced Monday morning.
Charles Gerow, a Harrisburg-based media strategist for Republican candidates, said of critical importance to would-be candidates is the result of the Nov. 3 presidential election and how Trump performs in Pennsylvania. Tom Wolf is term-limited. September 25, 2020. “Pat Toomey has spent his entire term working for special interests, trying to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, and giving handouts to the ultra-wealthy,” Brendan Welch, a Pennsylvania Democratic Party spokesperson, said in a statement. Once his mind was made up, he said, he felt he should be candid about it. Toomey, who rose to the Senate during the 2010 Tea Party wave, chased then-Sen. Arlen Specter out of the GOP with a challenge from the right.
“I’m looking forward to more time back at home,” he said.
Toomey Statement on the Nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. To enable Verizon Media and our partners to process your personal data select 'I agree', or select 'Manage settings' for more information and to manage your choices. Service Academies. September 26, 2020. BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania will not seek reelection in 2022 and plans to leave public service, he confirmed, a surprise move for the fiercely anti-tax and anti-regulation lawmaker who had been seen as the favorite to be the party… Democrats also have an advantage in recent history: their party have won four out of the last five races for governor. NewsLetter Sign-Up. Follow Marc Levy on Twitter at www.twitter.com/timelywriter. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) said Monday he plans to retire from the Senate in 2022. “There certainly is a consideration as to how the president fares, not only nationally, but in Pennsylvania,” Gerow said. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon), Connect with the definitive source for global and local news. HuffPost is part of Verizon Media. Toomey will not seek re-election in 2022, according to a person with direct knowledge of Toomey's plans, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. Sen. Pat Toomey announces that he won’t run for reelection or governor in 2022. Information about your device and internet connection, including your IP address, Browsing and search activity while using Verizon Media websites and apps. “By not seeking re-election, Pat Toomey has finally done something that benefits his constituents.” ___ This story has been corrected to show that Toomey has said he still hopes to become chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, not the Senate. Latest press. John Fetterman, Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Treasurer Joe Torsella — and a statewide voter registration advantage over Republicans. In midterm elections, the party of the president tends to lose seats in Congress, raising the possibility that the advantage in 2022 will go to the party that loses November’s presidential election. Toomey, 58, called his reasons “personal, not political,” and said that 18 years in public office, including six years in the U.S. House from 1999 through 2004, is a long time and had demanded sacrifices from his family. Contact. Toomey is a stalwart proponent of free markets and smaller government who was staunchly supported in the past by the billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch and the Club for Growth, the take-no-prisoners free-markets advocacy group Toomey once led. Senator Pat Toomey. Internships.
Senator Pat Toomey, the only Republican politician currently holding statewide office in Pennsylvania, will not run for reelection in 2022, he announced Monday morning.