Skip to comments.Toomey Talks (Pennsylvania, PLEASE ELECT HIM!!!!!)
Posted on 04/28/2009 9:02:52 AM PDT by wk4bush2004
In 1998, Pat Toomey left a career in finance and restaurants to launch a bid for a Congressional seat in Pennsylvania's 15th District, located in Allentown. After winning a surprising victory, he served for six years in the U.S. House of Representatives, earning a lifetime 97 percent rating from the American Conservative Union. In 2004, he challenged incumbent Arlen Specter for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination, coming within 17,000 votes out of a million cast in a bitterly fought primary in which he was outspent 4 to 1.
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Given that Specter is a Dem now, I think Toomey is a shoo-in in the primary. The general is another issue.
Well CNN just announced Arlen is now a democrat.
Well Toomey, the nominations all yours. It seems to me it would be easy to run against a guy who switches parties for career reasons.
Now Sphincter will need to run in the demhole primary...
Specter has always been a Democrat. All RINOs are Democrats who hide out in the Republican Party to destroy it.
One of the guys at work seems to think that Specter switched from Dem to Rep many years ago. Is this true?
we tried to elect Toomey before, but the Republicans and Bush put an end to it....
If CNN is right then Arlen will be running as a Democrat in 2010 and Toomey should take the GOP nomination.
Specter, Snow, Collins-——
All right Pat! Take it to Arlen in the general, now!
“One of the guys at work seems to think that Specter switched from Dem to Rep many years ago. Is this true?”
Yes! He started out as Democrat, and I think he ran for his first office as a Republican while he was still registered as a Democrat. Specter is his own party, and it is a good thing we are finally rid of him. He won’t win as a Democrat either.
This is PA, which hasn’t gone for the GOPer in a presidential election since 1988, and ran unambiguous Santorum out of town on a rail in a lopsided, embarrassing loss in 2006.
Some optimists thought McCain would win PA in 2008. To anyone with clarity, it was clear that was a long shot.
Specter probably figured (rightly) that running as a GOPer in 2010 in PA would be a strong disadvantage (even if the climate nationally is favorable to the GOP). He may have even figured he would be likely to lose the GOP primary to Toomey. His best shot at keeping his job is running as an incumbent dem and squashing Toomey in the general election, which is likely.
He can switch his party, his hairdo or whatever,
He’s still an ass.
I was going to add switching his brain to your list.. but that would involve microsurgery.
I wonder what Scottish law has to say about this...
I’m thinking that Toomey must have some powerful numbers if his opponent is already quiting.
Arlen is a traitor. His career is over. Toomey all the way!!!
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