Tags: US | Pennsylvania | Senate | Toomey

Pat Toomey Wins GOP Senate Nomination in Pa.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010 09:37 PM


Former U.S. Rep. Pat Toomey is the Republican nominee to run for Senate in Pennsylvania.

Toomey won the nomination on Tuesday night, beating activist Peg Luksic (LUK'-sik).

Toomey lost the 2004 nomination to five-term Sen. Arlen Specter. But Specter switched to the Democratic Party last year after concluding he could not beat the more conservative Toomey again in a GOP primary.

The 48-year-old Toomey represented the Allentown area in Congress for six years after a career in the private sector working in finance and running restaurants. He went on to run the anti-tax group Club for Growth until last year.

Specter faced U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak in the Democratic primary.

© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Mali's Islamists Withdraw Cease-Fire Pledge

Friday, 04 Jan 2013 13:06 PM

Tens of thousands of Fatah supporters rallied in the Hamas stronghold of Gaza on Friday for the first time since they we . . .

Fmr. CIA Director Hayden: Iran Nuclear Crisis Gets 'Scarier'

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 18:11 PM

 . . .

Join Fmr. CIA Director for Special Iran Briefing, Assess the Danger

Friday, 13 Jul 2012 12:27 PM

 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved