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Sen. Patrick J. Toomey (R-Pa.)

  • District: Junior Senator from Pennsylvania
  • Residence: Zionsville
  • Born: November 17, 1961; Providence, R.I.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Kris Toomey; three children
  • Education: Harvard U., A.B. 1984 (political philosophy)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Allentown Government Study Commission, 1994-96; U.S. House, 1999-2005; sought Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, 2004; U.S. Senate, 2011-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2010 (1st term); Defeated Rep. Joe Sestak, D, to succeed Arlen Specter, D, who lost in the primary
  • Committee Assignments: Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Financial Institutions & Consumer Protection - Ranking Member; Housing, Transportation & Community Development; Securities, Insurance & Investment); Budget; Finance (Health Care; Social Security, Pensions & Family Policy - Ranking Member; Taxation & IRS Oversight); Joint Economic
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State Information: Pennsylvania

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general (U.S. senator) Patrick Toomey (R) 2,028,945 51%
Joe Sestak (D) 1,948,716 49%
2002 general (PA-15 representative) Patrick Toomey (R) 98,493 57.4%
Edward O'Brien (D) 73,212 42.6%
2000 general (PA-15 representative) Patrick Toomey (R) 118,307 53.2%
Edward O'Brien (D) 103,864 46.8%
1998 general (PA-15 representative) Patrick J. Toomey (R) 81,755 55%
Roy C. Afflerbach (D) 66,930 45%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 54.65% John McCain: 44.3%
2012 : 52.08% : 46.68%
2004 John Kerry: 51% George W. Bush: 48%
2000 Al Gore: 51% George W. Bush: 46%
1996 Bill Clinton: 49% Robert Dole: 40%
1992 Bill Clinton: 45% George H. W. Bush: 36%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 48% George H. W. Bush: 51%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 46% :

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