We want to find out, though, which of the state’s recent Senators is our readers’ favorite.
Like our recent poll on Governors, we want to find out what you all think of the state’s modern crop of Senators. Unlike that instance, however, we’ll include the current occupants as neither is up for re-election this year.
We start with Senator John Heinz (of ketchup fame), who served from 1977 until his tragic death in a plane crash on April 4, 1991.
Next, Senator Arlen Specter who came into office as part of the Reagan Revolution and left as an Obama Democrat. Along the way he chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee and secured historic levels of cancer research funding.
Harris Wofford had the shortest tenure, filling the remainder of Sen. Heinz’s term from 1991 to 1995. Nevertheless, his public career dates back to his work as a civil rights advisor in the Kennedy Administration.
Rick Santorum was perhaps the most noteworthy Senator in the commonwealth’s recent history. His “social warrior” persona grabbed headlines and powered his 2012 bid for President where he finished in second.
Finally, there are our current Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey (knowing our readers, no further introduction is necessary).
So, which of these Senators is your own personal favorite?
Who is your favorite modern PA Senator?
- Pat Toomey (28%)
- Bob Casey (25%)
- Rick Santorum (15%)
- John Heinz (14%)
- Arlen Specter (11%)
- Harris Wofford (8%)