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Comeback Kid: GOPer Pat Toomey Finally Gets To The Senate


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In a strange irony that only this election cycle could produce, Toomey now fills Specter's old shoes and becomes associated with the moderate Republican Senators on Capitol Hill (when compared with the likes of, say, Rand Paul that is). In the year of the tea party, Toomey has somehow become associated with the weaker strain of tea party policy, despite his endorsement from Sarah Palin and the fact that he's not moderate at all.

It just goes to show: if you wait long enough, your time will come. Toomey's came tonight.