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We all make mistakes; it’s human nature. How we recover from our blunders is what defines our character and shapes our lives. And in this, even the small mistakes — the ones that you think no one will notice, or that seem too trivial to address — count. How we handle mistakes is a measure ... Read More
It might not have been the most auspicious start to a campaign on Wednesday for Democrat Joe Sestak, whose formal announcement that he’ll try to unseat U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey contained two missteps. The former Navy admiral, who represented Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District from 2007 to 2011, invited people to donate to his campaign and ... Read More
After a disastrous February, Congressman Joe Sestak will be desperately trying to reset his faltering campaign today with a kickoff event in Philadelphia. Given the negative reception his candidacy has received from Party leaders, we’ve compiled a list of Pennsylvania Democrats who may be skipping Congressman Sestak’s latest campaign event.  Governor Ed Rendell – Democrats ... Read More
“The news for Joe Sestak’s stumbling campaign just keeps getting worse. Earlier this month, a Quinnipiac poll showed U.S. Senator Pat Toomey with a 10-point lead over Democratic challenger Joe Sestak. This week, even fellow Democrats such as Congressman Bob Brady and former State Party Chairman T.J. Rooney are voicing their concerns with his faltering ... Read More
Anxious about a candidate considered to be an unreliable maverick and a political liability, Democratic Party leaders have undertaken a quiet, intensive search in recent months to recruit a serious primary challenger to former Rep. Joe Sestak, the party’s Senate nominee in 2010 who is again running for the seat. The effort has involved former ... Read More
After Democrats were eviscerated in last year’s elections, the party took solace in the fact that 2016 seemed built for a comeback. The party runs better in presidential elections — and while the House of Representatives isn’t in play, seven GOP senators are up for reelection in states President Barack Obama won twice. But a ... Read More
Kristina Papa WNEP … Senator Pat Toomey says federal correctional officers have been pushing for more protection. That’s why he recently proposed the Eric Williams Correctional Officer Protection Act. It would allow officers in medium to high security federal prisons to carry pepper spray. “It very likely would give a corrections officer a better chance ... Read More
By: Dirk E. Slack York Daily Record As a U.S. Army veteran, I felt it necessary to respond to a recent op-ed in The York Dispatch that falsely depicted Sen. Pat Toomey’s record on veteran issues. First, Sen. Toomey has never voted against a bill that specifically and soley funds the Veterans Administration (VA). In ... Read More
Colin McEvoy Lehigh Valley Express-Times U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey visited the Lehigh Valley today, speaking with local fire chiefs and elected officials about ongoing efforts to assist first responders and improve fire safety. “We had a very helpful conversation,” Toomey said during his visit to Allentown’s recently unveiled East Side Fire Station. “It’s helpful for me to hear ... Read More
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., is trying to get a child abuse prevention bill to unanimously pass the Senate by the end of the month. The Protecting Students from Sexual and Violent Predators Act would require schools to perform criminal background checks on all employees and contractors who have contact with students. It also would ... Read More