McGinty, Toomey make final pitches in crucial Philly suburbs

Pennsylvania’s neck-and-neck U.S. Senate race is down to the candidate’s final pitches to voters in the must-win region of Philadelphia’s heavily populated and moderate suburbs.

Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey had events scheduled Saturday in three different suburban counties and Northeast Philadelphia. Democrat Katie McGinty was to appear with Vice President Joe Biden in Bucks County and in Philadelphia with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and pop star Katy Perry in Philadelphia.

The race could help determine control of the Senate.

Winning Philadelphia’s suburbs has historically been critical to winning Pennsylvania in presidential elections.

Toomey is even turning to President Barack Obama for help, featuring the president in a TV ad that shows Obama praising Toomey for working with Democrats on legislation to expand background checks on firearms purchases.

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