Just three months after announcing his U.S. Senate candidacy, and ten months before the Pennsylvania Republican Party primary, Pat Toomey received the formal endorsement of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), the political and fundraising arm of U.S. Senate Republicans.
The NRSC’s endorsement comes on the heels of an impressive list of national and local endorsements, and recent news of Toomey’s fundraising success, having raised $1.6 million since he announced his candidacy in mid-April.
To date, Toomey has been endorsed by several members of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation, as well as numerous leading state elected officials and county party chairmen in every region of the state.
The NRSC’s considerable financial resources will now combine with Toomey’s extensive and expanding grassroots network to form a powerful political force. Toomey’s campaign has already received contributions from over 15,000 individuals, surpassing the total number of contributors he had in the entirety of his 2004 Senate race.
“I am honored to have the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s endorsement along with the wave of support I have received from people all across Pennsylvania,” Toomey said. “Pennsylvanians are looking for thoughtful policies instead of the extremism they are witnessing in Washington today. Over the next sixteen months, I will continue to bring my message of fiscal responsibility, political balance, and economic growth to voters across the Commonwealth.”