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Back in Pa., Toomey gets hit over Trump, Obama nominee

MARC LEVY
Associated Press

HARRISBURG — One of U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s potential Democratic opponents in the fall election is trying to tie him to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Pat Toomey is a Republican incumbent in the U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania. His hold on his seat is seen as tenuous.

Katie McGinty hardly mentioned her opponents in a four-way Democratic Party primary race during a Pennsylvania Press Club appearance Monday.

Instead, she’s accusing Toomey of obstructionism for refusing to consider President Barack Obama’s nominee to fill the Supreme Court’s vacancy. She says he’d rather vote for a Trump nominee.

Toomey says he wants to wait for the next president to take office before the Senate considers a nominee. Toomey’s said he’ll support the Republican presidential nominee, even if it’s Trump.

In the meantime, demonstrators greeted Toomey in State College and stood outside the 12-story federal building in downtown Harrisburg where Toomey has a district office.