Toomey Officially Challenges Specter
Normally, this would be Dave’s turf, but he’s down by the White House checking out the Tea Party festivities. TPM reports that former Club for Growth President Pat Toomey has officially thrown his hat in the ring to mount a primary challenge against Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) in 2010.
Former Rep. Pat Toomey (R-PA) has made it official: He is running in the 2010 Senate primary against moderate GOP incumbent Arlen Specter, who he very nearly defeated in the last primary in 2004 — a development that may well increase the chances of the Democrats picking up this seat.
Said Toomey: “Pennsylvanians deserve a voice in the U.S. Senate that will honor our values and fight for limited government, individual freedom and fiscal responsibility. I will be that voice.” Toomey stepped down Monday from his position as head of the Club For Growth, which fueled his campaign last time, pretty much a giveaway that he was about to announce his candidacy.