Sen. Toomey maintains mystery over Trump vote

This photo taken Oct. 4, 2016, shows U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., listening as he talks with Ettore DiCasimirro, president of Skytop Fuels, Inc., during a campaign stop in New Boston, Pa. The first debate is set of a hotly contested Pennsylvania Senate race that could decide whether the GOP hangs onto its Senate majority. Toomey will square off against Democratic challenger Katie McGinty Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. (Jacqueline Dormer/The Republican-Herald via AP)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is staying mum on how he’ll vote for president, as he seeks re-election in a neck-and-neck race with Democrat Katie McGinty in moderate Pennsylvania.

Toomey rebuffed persistent questioning during an appearance Thursday on Philadelphia TV station WTXF about whether he’ll vote for Republican Donald Trump. He says he’ll probably announce his decision before he votes Tuesday.

The conservative Toomey is one of the most endangered Senate incumbents. Toomey says he won’t vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton, while he’s neither endorsed nor disavowed Trump.

Republican Nevada Senate candidate Joe Heck also refuses to say whether he’ll vote for Trump as he runs in a highly competitive race to replace retiring Democratic leader Harry Reid.

The races could help decide whether the GOP maintains Senate control.

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