Sen. Pat Toomey Announces Retirement – Won’t Run for Re-Election in 2022

Sen. Pat Toomey Announces Retirement – Won’t Run for Re-Election in 2022

On Monday, Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) announced that he will not run for reelection in 2022, saying that his plan is to return to the private sector.

According to Fox News, Toomey said that he will not be running for reelection nor running for governor of Pennsylvania.

Fox News reports that, aside from the open Senate seat that Toomey will be vacating, Democrat Governor Tom Wolf will be ineligible to run again due to term limits, which will cause two open seats in Pennsylvania during the 2022 midterms.

Toomey said that “The reasons why I have reached this decision are not political, they’re personal. Eighteen years is a long time. And I’ve spent little time as I can in Washington … but it still ends up being a lot of time … away from home. And I’m looking forward to more time back at home.”

Earlier in the year President Donald Trump blasted Toomey as a RINO after he criticized the Roger Stone pardon as a “mistake.”

According to a report from DC Bureau Chief Todd Zwillich of VICE before Toomey’s announcement, Donald Trump Jr’s name was among those that may be considered for the seat’s opening.

In 2017 Trump Jr. said at an event that he’d be interested in running for Governorship one day, but not for Congress.

If he changes his mind however, he already has a slogan picked out for him: Make Pennsylvania Great Again.

 

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