As Pat Toomey Visits Harrisburg Today, Will He Explain His Record of Fighting for Wall Street over Pennsylvania Families?

View photo of ‘Wall St.’ road sign following Toomey on 23 county tour: http://www.flickr.com/photos/34584052@N07/4920576186/

Harrisburg, PA- Today, as Pat Toomey visits Harrisburg,Dauphin County Commissioner George Hartwick issued the following statement calling on the former Wall Street derivatives trader to explain his record of fighting for Wall Street over Pennsylvania Families:

“Pat Toomey has spent his entire 25 year career fighting for Wall Street at the expense of Pennsylvania families.  From his time as a derivatives trader on Wall Street, to his efforts in Congress to deregulate Wall Street and then as president of a Wall Street-backed special interest group, there is one constituency group that Pat Toomey has represented throughout his career, and it’s not Pennsylvania families.

“While Pat Toomey has spent much of his Senate campaign running from his Wall Street past, Harrisburg families deserve to know the truth about who he really represents. He may be right for Wall Street, but he is wrong for Pennsylvania.”

Since Pat Toomey won’t be talking about his Wall Street career as he visits towns across the Commonwealth this week, ‘PA Vote 2010’ has launched a “Wall Street: Mr. Toomey’s Neighborhood” tour to highlight Pat Toomey’s record of fighting for Wall Street, not Pennsylvania. The tour will mirror Pat Toomey’s four-day, 23-county bus tour — a large-sized ‘Wall St.’ road sign will follow the former derivatives trader to remind Pennsylvania voters of Toomey’s record of putting Wall Street special interests first.

To coincide with the “Wall Street: Mr. Toomey’s Neighborhood” tour,  the Pennsylvania Democratic Party also released a web video titled “Pat Toomey: Wrong for America Then, Wrong for Pennsylvania Now,” featuring Pat Toomey speaking on the House floor promoting the deregulation of the derivatives market, the same risky financial practices that nearly caused our economy to collapse.

August 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments