PA-Sen: Politico Ranks Toomey’s Seat Fifth Most Vulnerable
According to Kevin Robillard of Politico, the PA race is the fifth-most likely to see the incumbent defeated.
“Toomey, a favorite of the Koch network, the Chamber of Commerce and the Club for Growth, looks set to get help from the full breadth of the GOP coalition,” Robillard writes. “Those outside groups also believe they can define Democrat Katie McGinty using everything from her long career in government and consulting to a recent false claim that she was the first member of her family to go to college. Democratic outside groups have had to buck her up, from the DSCC’s big primary spending to a recent (and rare) contrast ad from Senate Majority PAC.”
Robillard goes on to note that while Democrats are optimistic, Toomey has held GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump at arms length so far and therefore it could be difficult for the Dems to link the two in voters’ minds.
Regardless, Katie McGinty is given a decent chance at this point in the race and the balance of power in the upper chamber could come down to whether she unseats Sen. Toomey.