GOP Senator Announces Retirement

Carol M. Highsmith, via Wikimedia Commons

Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey (R) announced his retirement from the Senate Monday.

The second-term Senator had previously expressed interest in running for Governor in 2022 but said he will not seek that office.

Toomey said, “I will not be running for reelection in 2022 and will not be running for governor.”


He said he will finish out the remainder of this term and then will return to the private sector, according to Burgess Everett.


Toomey, a former Wall Street banker, served in the House of Representatives form 1999-2005.

In 2004, he challenged incumbent GOP Senator Arlen Specter but fell short by 1.6% in the primary.

Six years later, Toomey challenged Specter in the primary.

After polls showed Specter losing to Toomey in a primary, Specter announced he was switching parties to become a Democrat.

Specter eventually lost the Democratic primary to Joe Sestak who Toomey narrowly defeated in November of 2010 to become a US Senator.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

  1. Another RINO or do the democrats have dirt on him? Comey and company along with Brennan may have been very busy spying on more than just the Trump campaign.

    1. Maybe money in his account, or maybe threats to his family. The Left has no boundaries. They will stop at NOTHING to get more seats in the Senate. I have a feeling that this man is in danger or his family, or both if he doesn’t step down. Maybe they couldn’t get him to vote their way, and this was his only alternative.

  2. It’s not like he’s leaving now. He’s just not going to run at the end of his term which is in 2022. So we have two years to find a republican replacement for him. Plain and simple reread the story .


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