Sen. Pat Toomey Finally Reveals Who He Voted For For President

Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., speaks with members of the media during a news conference, Monday, May 9, 2016, in Philadelphia.  Toomey calls on Philadelphia to end its "sanctuary city" policy and begin cooperating with federal law enforcement officers in helping them find immigrants in the country illegally who are suspected of violent crimes. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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About an hour before the polls in Pennsylvania closed, Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) filled out his ballot and revealed that he voted for Donald Trump, CBS News’ Philadelphia affiliate reported.

Toomey, a vulnerable Republican senator locked in a tight re-election race has refused to say whether he would cast his vote for the Republican presidential nominee.

“It’s the same dilemma,” he said last week when asked who he would cast his vote for on election day. “Like a lot of Pennsylvanians and a lot of Americans, I am very disappointed with the choice that we have.”

Toomey never endorsed Trump and made clear that he still had concerns about the GOP nominee following the release of a 2005 revealing vulgar comments from Trump.

“As you may recall, unlike many of my colleagues, I made it clear back in May way back when Donald Trump emerged as the likely nominee that I had serious reservations and serious concerns. I still do,” he said. “I remain unpersuaded. I have been outspoken about the specific concerns that I had, and I’ll continue to speak out when I think it’s appropriate.”

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