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

Political Highlights: Allentown Government Study Commission, 1994-96; U.S. House of Representatives, 1999-2005; sought Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, 2004; U.S. Senate, 2011-present
Born: Nov. 17, 1961; Providence, R.I.
Residence: Zionsville
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Kris Toomey; three children
Education: Harvard U., A.B. 1984
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Economic Policy; Financial Institutions & Consumer Protection - Chairman; Securities, Insurance & Investment); Budget; Finance (Health Care - Chairman; Social Security, Pensions & Family Policy; Taxation & IRS Oversight)

Election History
2010generalPatrick Toomey (R) 2,028,94551.0
Joe Sestak (D) 1,948,71649.0
2002generalPatrick Toomey (R) 98,49357.4
Edward O'Brien (D) 73,21242.6
2000generalPatrick Toomey (R) 118,30753.3
Edward O'Brien (D) 103,86446.8
1998generalPatrick Toomey (R) 81,75555.0
Roy Afflerbach (D) 66,93045.0
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Pennsylvania is 10th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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