Toomey, McGinty face off in first PA Senate debate

Toomey defeats McGinty to win second term in US Senate
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After months of heavy campaigning in a crucial state, Republican Sen. Pat Toomey and his Democratic challenger Katie McGinty will face off Monday in their first debate, set to air at 7 p.m.

Sharp differences in policy divide the candidates: national security, taxes, health care, Wall Street regulations and gun control. No doubt both candidates will leverage their stance on these topics to eke out a win.

As of Monday,

First-term Sen. Toomey is attempting to hold onto a seat that McGinty is fighting hard for. The Philadelphia Inquirer has not decided whether to endorse Trump, said in an advertisement called “Independence” that his criticism of Trump shows he can be independent of his party.

“I have a lot of disagreements with Donald Trump. I’ve been very clear about that,” Toomey says in the video. “But what’s important for Pennsylvanians is having a senator who will stand up to any president’s bad ideas.”

Meanwhile, McGinty’s latest ad, “Dangerous,”draws a comparison between the two Republicans:

“Donald Trump and Pat Toomeyhave plenty in common: They’re both putting Pennsylvania women at risk,” McGinty says, citing their support to defundPlanned Parenthood.