Op-Ed: Here’s why Pat Toomey will lose in November

Author: Marcel L. Groen, Chairman, Pennsylvania Democratic Party

In politics today, it’s rare that we find agreement on anything. But when it comes to Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race this year, everyone recognizes that Pat Toomey faces a stiff challenge.

There are two general reasons why: the facts and the fundamentals.

Republican operative Charlie Gerow tried to make the case in this publication last week that despite the headwinds, Toomey will be reelected in November.

It’s true, as Gerow noted, “voters make their decisions based on the records of the candidates.” What’s not true is, “that’s where Pat Toomey gains his advantage.”

The facts of Toomey’s time in Washington tell a different story.  Continue reading…