Anti-Republican Vandals Deface Pat Toomey’s Neighborhood
Vandals have attacked several houses in Pennsylvania senator Pat Toomey’s neighborhood, scrawling anti-GOP screeds in red spray paint across the street from the Toomey residence in Zionsville, Pa.
“Nazi, Slavers, Rapists, Cross Worshipers GOP,” read one message. “#Americans Against …
McCain Appeals to Veterans to Back Pat Toomey
Folsom, Penn. — Eight minutes into his speech at a campaign event at VFW Post 928, Senator Pat Toomey, who faces an intensely competitive reelection battle here, ceded the microphone.
“Let me now turn the podium over to the man we came …
Pat Toomey Announces Reelection Bid in Critical Pennsylvania Senate Race
On Sunday, addressing a crowd of supporters in King of Prussia, Pa., Republican senator Pat Toomey announced that he will seek a second term.
In a speech decrying the “wasteful spending,” “crony capitalism,” and “disastrous foreign policy” of the Obama …
Some Early, Early, Early Running Mate Thoughts
Over on the home page, I offer a “Part Two” of sorts to last week’s interview with Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey, a look at his prospects to be the running mate on the GOP ticket in 2012. The downsides are …
His Selection Would Mean a Lot to You and Toomey
It’s way too early to think about running mate options for the Republican presidential nominee in 2012. And there is no shortage of good options for whoever ends up winning the nomination.
But this morning, Quinnipiac surveys Pennsylvania’s registered …
Arlen Specter Avoids an Uncharacteristically Classy Exit
This morning’s edition is the last Morning Jolt of 2010 – a pleasant surprise for me from the editors, and hopefully not too unpleasant a surprise for you. Regular morning updates will resume January 3, 2011. But in the unlikely chance you find …
An Odd Split Between House and Senate Races at This Hour
What weird results at this hour.
I’m hearing great nervousness about Toomey, which I would not have expected, yet the Republicans are doing quite well in the House races in Pennsylvania.
A similar story in Illinois, where Mark Kirk …
Reason for Cautious Optimism in Pennsylvania
In yesterday’s Jolt, I told folks not to let their blood pressure rise as they watch tracking polls like the Morning Call’s ones in Pennsylvania. As Obi-Wan notes, in the short term, polls go up a bit, they …
Everyone Worried About Pat Toomey’s Lead Should Read This
For those who are worried about Pat Toomey’s sudden slip in the polls in Pennsylvania — and I was among them — you’ll want to read this analysis from “Number Cruncher,” a finance/political junkie who spends even …
Bad News for Toomey, Good News for Portman
Panic! Panic! A second poll has Pat Toomey trailing in Pennsylvania!
Democrat Sestak now leads Republican Toomey 44 percent to 41 percent with 15 percent undecided, a Morning Call/Muhlenberg College Tracker poll shows.
. . . It’s hard to explain Sestak’s latest apparent …
Pat Toomey’s Trump-less Campaign
Folsom, Penn. — Over the course of a 30-minute Republican campaign event here Friday, none of the speakers — not the handful of state officials or the congressman or the two United States senators — made any mention of Donald Trump. There was …
Freedom Partners Makes Big Investment in Pennsylvania Senate Race
A new spot from Freedom Partners Action Fund — part of a $3 million TV and digital ad buy — is a kick in the chops of Democrat Katie McGinty, who’ll be challenging incumbent Republican Pat Toomey in November.
Toomey Surprised By Senate Vote to Reject Obama DOJ Nominee
Our first interview at CPAC is with Senator Pat Toomey (R., Pa.), who says he was surprised by the Senate’s vote to block Debo Adegbile’s nomination to head the Justice Department’s civil rights division. Toomey, among the leaders of …
Sen. Pat Toomey’s Illuminating Proposal
Over on the home page, I have a chat with Sen. Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania Republican and member of the now-disbanded supercommittee. Toomey received a lot of grief over his proposal that would have matched $750 billion in spending cuts to $250 billion …
Senator Bob Casey? Sorry, I Don’t Recognize That Name.
As the fortunes of Democrats in his home state of Pennsylvania have waned, Sen. Bob Casey has pursued an ingenious strategy: anonymity.
President Barack Obama’s job rating among Pennsylvania voters is 51 – 44 percent, his highest standing in the Commonwealth since …
Come to Think of It, It’s a Much Better Senate Now.
I like this assessment from Campaign Spot reader Mark:
Maybe I’m making lemonade out of lemons, but if I look at the seats the Republicans won, I feel pretty good. Look at who we are trading for.
1. I’m …
Our First Glimpse of the Morning Vote in Pennsylvania . . .
Okay, I’m posting this with the insistence that everybody understand this for what it is: An exit poll, conducted by a college-associated polling institute (Muhlenberg), done from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. this morning in Pennsylvania:
Turnout: 47 percent Republican, 47 …
Today’s Target for Campaign Help: GOP Senate Candidates.
A Long Island reader writes in, “We really need some up-front and easy-to-follow links for contributing to the campaigns of folks like Joe Miller, Carly Fiorina, Sharron Angle, and Christine O’Donnell, etc., etc. You’d think these links would …
Quinnipiac: Toomey Only Leads by Two
Quinnipiac offers new numbers in Pennsylvania:
The race for Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate seat is now a statistical dead heat with Republican Pat Toomey getting 48 percent of likely voters to 46 percent for Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, according …
Are Pennsylvania Democrats Suddenly Waking Up?
The sample in the last poll in Pennsylvania from Public Policy Polling before today: 46 percent Democrat, 44 percent Republican, 9 percent independent/other.
The sample in the new poll in Pennsylvania from Public Policy Polling from today: 48 percent Democrat, 41 percent Republican, 11 percent …