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PA Republican Senator Pat Toomey To Campaign In State College Thursday

Pennsylvania Republican Senator Pat Toomey will join the growing list of politicians making their way to State College this week to campaign for the upcoming election. The event will take place at the American Legion Post 245 at 1950 Pine Hall Rd. from 11:45 a.m. until 12:45 p.m.

This year, Senator Toomey is up for reelection against Democrat Katie McGinty; because of the contentious nature of the 2016 election, numerous positions in the Senate are considered up for grabs. In similar fashion, the race between Toomey and McGinty in Pennsylvania has been tight.

Before his election to the Senate, Toomey served as a U.S. Representative for PA’s 15th Congressional District from 1999 to 2005. Toomey lost the Republican Primary race in 2004, but eventually earned a seat in the Senate by defeating Congressman Joe Sestak (D) in 2010.

Last May, Toomey was greeted by protestors during a trip to State College in response to his decision not to consider Presdient Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee. The protestors consisted of a mix of students and local community members. With this year’s election cycle drawing to a close, many campaigns are bringing their fight back to State College this week.

The description of the event reads:

“Join Senators Pat Toomey and Joni Ernst (R-IA) in State College for a campaign stop at American Legion Post 245 where Pat will discuss his plan to keep Pennsylvania safe and prosperous. Senator Joni Ernst is in town to stress the importance of helping Pat keep the Senate red. It all comes down to this race!”

Those wishing to attend the event can register here.

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Katie Klodowski

Katie is a senior from Pittsburgh, PA and a retired editor at Onward State. Currently, she works as a staff writer. True to her hometown, she is a fan of Steel City sports but also uses her ballet and music training to be a tough critic of all things artsy. The fastest ways to her heart are through pizza, sushi, and a solid taste in music (this means no Taylor Swift). To be constantly razzle-dazzled, follow her on all social media forms at @KatieKlodowski


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