PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pat Toomey has won re-election to the U.S. Senate, beating Democrat Katie McGinty in a down-to-the-wire Pennsylvania race that allows Republicans to maintain Senate control.
The first-term Toomey had been one of the most vulnerable Republican senators running for re-election after compiling one of Congress’ most conservative voting records.
He succeeded in winning Democratic-leaning Pennsylvania in a race that, at more than $160 million, was the U.S. Senate’s most expensive ever. The 54-year-old Toomey leaned heavily on his willingness to buck the Republican Party, including on the hot-button issue of gun control and distancing himself from Trump.
He also repeatedly attacked McGinty as untrustworthy and a close ally of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
McGinty allied herself closely with Clinton.
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