Toomey retakes Pa. Senate seat for GOP

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Pat Toomey appeared Tuesday to have reclaimed the Pennsylvania U.S. Senate seat now held by Arlen Specter for the Republican Party.
U.S. Senate hopefuls stress independence

U.S. Senate hopefuls stress independence

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Two candidates in key – and very close – U.S. Senate races distanced themselves from less popular members of their parties in interviews Sunday.

Toomey rips Dems' spending

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., called Saturday for a halt to stimulus spending that he said has failed to revive the economy.
Critz wins in Dem primary for Murtha seat

Critz wins in Dem primary for Murtha seat

PITTSBURGH, May 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak was declared the winner over incumbent Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania's Democratic U.S. Senate primary Tuesday night.
Poll: Toomey pulls ahead of Specter

Poll: Toomey pulls ahead of Specter

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- Republican candidate Pat Toomey has pulled ahead of U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., in the race for Specter's seat, a Quinnipiac University poll indicated.
New poll bad news for Sen. Specter

New poll bad news for Sen. Specter

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Fewer than one-third of Pennsylvania voters believe U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter should be elected to another term, a poll released Wednesday indicates.
Poll: Sen. Specter's lead has vanished

Poll: Sen. Specter's lead has vanished

HAMDEN, Conn., July 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., who switched parties a few months ago, is in a tie with his likely Republican challenger, a poll released Wednesday said.
Conservative challenges Specter in Pa.

Conservative challenges Specter in Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 15 (UPI) -- A conservative former congressman announced his challenge Wednesday to one of the last Republican moderates in the U.S. Senate, Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania.

Observer: Specter faces electoral test

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter cannot run as an independent should he lose the 2010 Republican primary, possibly giving him incentive to leave the GOP, observers say.

Low voter turnout despite tight Pa. races

PHILADELPHIA, April 27 (UPI) -- Turnout was light for Pennsylvania's primary election Tuesday, despite a well-publicized contest for a Republican nominee to the U.S. Senate.

GOP Senate race keys Pa. primary

PHILADELPHIA, April 26 (UPI) -- Sen. Arlen Specter has a slim lead over Rep. Pat Toomey in the GOP Senate primary in a poll released Monday, one day ahead of the Pennsylvania primary election.

Poll: Toomey gaining on GOP's Specter

WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- A Quinnipiac University poll out Tuesday shows U.S. Rep. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., gaining on veteran U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter in the race for the GOP Senate nomination.
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Pat Toomey
WAP2003010816 - WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Rep. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., left, speaks on behalf of former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, who has joined with Citizens for a Sound Economy after retiring from Congress, during a news conference on Jan. 8, 2003, on Capitol Hill. rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg UPI

Patrick Joseph "Pat" Toomey, Sr. (born November 17, 1961) is the junior United States Senator from Pennsylvania and a member of the Republican Party.

Previously, Toomey served as the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district from 1999 to 2005. He narrowly lost the Republican primary for United States Senate in 2004. From 2005 to 2009, he served as president of the Club for Growth. He was elected to the United States Senate on November 2, 2010.

Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Toomey was raised by Catholic parents, and was one of six children. He attended La Salle Academy on scholarship and graduated from Harvard University with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in political science.

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