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U.S. Senator Pat Toomey Makes Campaign Stop In State College

Republican U.S. Senator Pat Toomey speaks with supporters at Champs Sports Grill in State College, Pa. on August 16, 2016.
Erin Cassidy Hendrick

During a campaign event, incumbent Republican Senator Pat Toomey spoke out against Pennsylvania’s sanctuary cities and President Obama’s Iran deal. The appearance was a part of his “Keeping PA Safe” bus tour.

Toomey’s also been criticized for not fully endorsing Donald Trump for president - but he doesn’t think it’s significant for his re-election.

He said, “There’s a race for president of the United States, and Pennsylvania voters will make a decision about that, and there’s a totally separate race for the United States Senate. And Pennsylvania voters will make a separate decision about that and I’m confident about how that will turn out.”

According to a poll by Quinnipiac, it’s currently a tight race against Democratic challenger Katie McGinty. For more election coverage, visit wpsu.org/vote16. 

Erin Cassidy Hendrick was an associate producer at WPSU. She produced the programs “BookMark” and “This I Believe” for the station.
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