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  Dent endorses Toomey
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Last EditedScottĀ³  May 14, 2009 05:13pm
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News DateThursday, May 14, 2009 11:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionAllentown Morning Call blog.

"U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent endorsed Pat Toomey for Senate this morning, backing a Republican candidate who preceded him in Congress in the 15th District.

The endorsement, on WAEB's Bobby Gunther Walsh show, isn't a shock. Dent and Toomey have maintained a good relationship since Toomey left Congress in 2005. In fact, it could signal that U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach, with whom Dent is close, has decided against a run for Senate. Gerlach's been coy about his intentions -- although those close to him think he'll run for governor.

"The Republican Party of Pennsylvania has a strong, effective candidate in Pat Toomey to win a crucial Senate seat in 2010, no matter which Democrat he will face," Dent said in a statement."
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