U.S. Rep. Pat Toomey got some big time support in his campaign for re-election Friday. A former presidential candidate came to the region in a show of support.
Appearing at the Folsom Veterans of Foreign Wars post, U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, started right in about getting out the vote for Toomey by calling on the crowd to help the incumbent win in any way possible.
“Vote early and often, I understand that’s an old Philly custom,” deadpanned McCain. “In fact, I understand they honor the dead so much they let them vote. I don’t know if that’s true or not.”Turning serious, McCain said Toomey was a workhorse in Washington who is needed to keep a Republican majority in the Senate.”America needs Pat Toomey in the United States Senate,” he said. “Not just the people of Pennsylvania, but the people of Arizona and the people of this country.”McCain is running an ad in his home state of Arizona emphasizing the need for a Republican-dominated Congress: “If Hillary Clinton is elected president, then Arizona will need a senator that will act as a check not a rubber stamp for the White House.”Toomey told the crowd he would be better than Democratic challenger Katie McGinty on the issue of terrorism.”One of the things I have learned in my first term in the Senate is just how serious the threats are to American security,” he said. “These threats are no longer on distant shores. Some of these threats are right here within our own borders.”McGinty has launched ads claiming Toomey is too business friendly and makes decisions that don’t benefit families.