PA-Sen: Toomey Pitches Himself to Dems (VIDEO)

Pat Toomey appears to believe he needs split-ticket voters to win re-election.

His latest re-election ad, titled “What It’s About”, features several examples of him receiving praise from Democrats.

“Campaigns can be tough,” Toomey begins. “But in the end, it’s not about who yells and screams the loudest.”

“Ed Rendell called Pat Toomey ‘a man of uncommon decency,’” a narrator adds.

“It’s about a better future for our children,” Toomey continues.

“Tim Kaine praised Pat Toomey’s ‘seriousness, intellect and civility,’” the narrator contributes.

“It’s about helping police keeping our communities safe, keeping guns away from criminals, strengthening our economy so everyone can earn a good living,” Toomey concludes while an on-air graphic notes his endorsement from gun safety advocate and former Democratic Congresswoman Gabby Giffords.

Altogether, the thirty-second spot includes the names of three prominent Democrats. In fact, judging solely from this commercial it would be difficult for a low-information voter to discern that Toomey is the Republican candidate. At a time when Clinton is heavily favored in Pennsylvania, that is likely not an accident.

UPDATE: Tim Kaine’s spokesman Amy Dudley is responding to Toomey’s ad:

“Senator Kaine is proud to support Katie McGinty, who has campaigned with him and Hillary Clinton across Pennsylvania. The progressive, results-oriented leader Pennsylvania needs in the Senate, McGinty will help Kaine and Clinton create an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. It’s understandable Pat Toomey would want to distance himself from Donald Trump, but this trick isn’t going to work.”

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  1. Toomey is one of the greatest FRAUDS of all time. The only time he comes to Allegheny County is to attend one of HIS FUNDRAISERS. He has never reached out to the leaders of the Southwest regions to ask if Washington is helping with infrastructure needs or any type of assistance that the people need. His recent campaign ad proclaiming his support of Social Security is a JOKE. HE HAS AND ALWAYS WILL SUPPORT THE PRIVITIZATION OF THE PROGRAM. He even featured his mother in the ad. How LOW to use ones own mother which shows that he will stop at nothing for his own self preservation. DON’T FORGET he was one of several TEA PARTY supporting Senators that wrote a letter to the House Freedom Caucus (TEA PARTY) to vote against the debt ceiling legislation that caused the shutdown of the government. This STUNT cost the country approximately $25Billion. The fiscal conservative that he is NEVER MENTIONS this. Ho Hum. His pandering on the gun control issue was another low road that he took. He knew that it would never pass and that’s why he did it. He won’t say he won’t vote for Trump because he doesn’t want to alienate his base who support Trump. He is a low life FRAUD and all ways will be.

  2. Toomey finds common-ground, uncompromising on principles; this is why he’s ideal for re-election.

  3. Toomey: Too liberal for Trumptards, but too conservative for everybody else. Toomey is a 100% LOSER.

  4. He should realize he is not acceptable to most D’s and he has not solidified his R base. Who is advising him! He can win over D’s if he goes after McGinty on her support for illegals and freebies to them, open borders and the dangers to our security. He needs a new campaign team. Fast.

  5. Pack your bags, Pat. Weak “Trump & I have our differences” sauce won’t be enough to save you from the buffoonish yellow-haired anchor around your neck. Between the Biden and counter-messenger ads, and the fact that you offer nothing to ticket splitters or non-TrumpParty Republicans, the numbers just aren’t there.

  6. I wonder if Toomey is going to do what Darrel Issa did and send out a mailer with a picture of President Barrack Obama touting how he’s worked with Obama?


    Inquirer Editorial: Katie McGinty for the U.S. Senate

    “If corporations were people, Pennsylvania’s Republican freshman Sen. Pat Toomey would be the right senator for them. His approach to governance is to slash regulations and taxes to help companies, which he believes would provide good paying jobs. But that hasn’t worked for average people struggling with flat wages, job insecurity and wondering why so little of the good economic news isn’t about them.

    Toomey, 54, would eliminate Obamacare and let the marketplace decide to provide benefits like covering children up to age 26. He’d kill an agency that keeps lenders from preying on consumers and return to the days of low-regulation and low-oversight of Wall Street, which led to the financial meltdown. He opposes forcing companies to clean up greenhouse gases which contribute to global warming, a factor in the spate of floods and wildfires ravaging the country. And, he favors Supreme Court decisions that allow unlimited corporate funds to persuade voters in elections.

    A product of the radical right, Toomey voted to shut down the government over raising the debt ceiling rather than find a civil solution. But, in a stellar moment, he crossed the aisle to seek background checks for those who wish to purchase guns. He failed, but says he’d try again if re-elected. Let’s hope it’s with more conviction than his politically expedient equivocation over whether to support his party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump, an admitted serial molester.

    In contrast, there is no doubt that Toomey’s challenger, Democrat Katie McGinty, has the interests of Pennsylvania’s people at heart. She speaks as a woman who grew up working class in Philadelphia and struck out on a career in public service, advising President Bill Clinton on the environment, leading Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection and serving, albeit briefly, as Gov. Wolf’s chief of staff.

    McGinty, 53, wants to raise the minimum wage, expand child care credits and fight for equal pay for women. She would invest in research, skilled manufacturing and renewable energy. McGinty wants to expand pre-kindergarten, improve public schools, make college affordable and training available to adults. She would lower health care costs by decreasing co-payments and high deductibles and cut abusive drug pricing. These candidates’ sharp disagreements on issues should be enough to distinguish them in a tight race, but they and their supporters are exaggerating each other’s ethical lapses. For example, after leaving the Clinton administration, McGinty worked with a law firm that erroneously listed her as a lobbyist for a few days on a disclosure form. The attack is a distortion. But when McGinty worked as the state’s environmental secretary, she oversaw contracts awarded to an advocacy group which hired her husband as a $3,700 consultant. The Ethics Commission rightly chided her. This isn’t good but not as egregious as Toomey’s forces claim. She attacks Toomey for sitting on the Senate Banking Committee while holding bank stock. That doesn’t violate ethics rules.

    Because she has a genuine grasp on the human consequences of government policies and seeks to improve the quality of life for all, The Inquirer endorses KATIE MCGINTY for U.S. Senate.”


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