Associated Press
Saturday, November 5, 2016

BRISTOL, Pa. (AP) - The Latest on campaigning in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race (all times local):

4:30 p.m.


Democrat Katie McGinty and the man she’s hoping to unseat, Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, are campaigning just miles from each other as they make final pitches to voters in Pennsylvania’s must-win region of suburban Philadelphia.

Toomey was sprinting to at least six events Saturday across Philadelphia’s suburbs. At a morning event in West Chester, he criticized McGinty as a “rubber stamp” for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and warned that a McGinty victory would tip Senate control to Democrats so they could let Clinton run the country by “executive fiat.”

At an event with Vice President Joe Biden in Bristol, McGinty criticized Toomey for refusing to say whether he’ll vote for Repubican presidential nominee Donald Trump. She says Toomey’s too afraid to do the “right thing” because it would cost him a few votes.

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10 a.m.

Pennsylvania’s neck-and-neck U.S. Senate race is down to the candidate’s final pitches to voters in Pennsylvania’s 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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