McGinty, Toomey joust over Trump and Clinton in Senate race


HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey isn’t saying whether he’ll eventually vote for or endorse GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump following the New York billionaire’s apology for comments he made in 2005 about predatory behavior toward women.

Toomey said in a statement Monday that the second presidential debate showed the shortcomings of both Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. Toomey has never endorsed Trump and notes that he’s repeatedly criticized Trump for his policies and comments.

On Twitter, Toomey called Trump’s comments from 2005 “outrageous and unacceptable.”

Toomey is locked in a tight race against Democratic challenger Katie McGinty in Democratic-leaning Pennsylvania. Toomey accuses McGinty of failing to say a single word against Clinton’s policies. McGinty said Monday that Toomey lacks the courage and backbone of Republicans who have disavowed Trump.

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