PA-Sen: Toomey Balances Right and Center Ahead of 2016
In 2016, the Democrats will be defending only 10 seats in the Senate, while the Republicans will be defending 24. This means the GOP is going to have a tough task in front of them if they intend on keeping the Senate.
Newly-minted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) knows this, and as a result, he’s allowing Republican Senators in blue states to drift towards the center over the next two years. Even if it means losing votes on big pieces of legislation.
Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey is a prime example.
For example, last week Sen. Toomey was one of only 15 Republicans who voted for an amendment to express that humans contribute to climate change.
The Senator’s spokeswoman, Elizabeth Anderson, asserted that Toomey’s views on climate change are nothing new. “Sen. Toomey has always said that human activity contributes to climate change,” she said. “The degree to which we play a role is clearly up for debate.”