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Toomey Formally Endorses Corbett

Official PortraitApparently Senator Pat Toomey isn’t considering that run for governor after all.*

*That link was an April Fools joke from PoliticsPA. Although in all seriousness, several Republican insiders tested Toomey’s interest in a 2014 bid in the hope that Governor Tom Corbett would not seek re-election.

On Friday the Republican Senator offered his endorsement to Governor Corbett and running mate Jim Cawley.

“Under the leadership of the Corbett-Cawley team, fiscal discipline has returned to Harrisburg,” Toomey said. “Whether it was eliminating a $4.2 billion deficit without raising taxes, or enabling the private sector to create 141,000 jobs, Governor Corbett has consistently championed policies to protect the tax dollars of hard-working Pennsylvanians. That is an impressive achievement few governors can claim.”

The endorsement is not a surprise, and follows similar words from former Sen. Rick Santorum who also endorsed Corbett this week.

Asked a few weeks ago about rumors that he may launch a bid, Toomey insisted he supported the incumbent.

Corbett spoke of the connection the two politicians have formed.

“The relationship Senator Toomey and I have developed has been critical in preventing the one-size-fits-all mandates of Washington, D.C., from threatening Pennsylvania’s economic recovery,” Corbett added. “I look forward to a continued partnership with Senator Toomey as we strive to bring more jobs and less taxes to Pennsylvania.”

4 Responses

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