Sen. Pat Toomey is getting slammed by the people he is going to need next year for his endorsement in the 161st District house seat special election of the union boss who campaigned hard against him five years ago (and campaigned even harder against Republican Tom McGarrigle last fall.)
“We have come to expect the state Republican Party to offer an endorsement to anyone with an “R” behind their name. However, for Senator Toomey to offer his support to a candidate who would undoubtedly support the same types of policies he railed against when he challenged Specter and other big government Republicans as head of Club for Growth is beyond disappointing.says Leo Knepper of Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania in a column that can be found here.
It’s worth a read. The traditional Republican in the race is Penn Delco School Director Lisa Esler who is running a write-in campaign that is getting much traction. The election is Aug. 4.