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  Toomey back on job after primary loss
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MediaNewspaper - Allentown Morning Call
News DateThursday, May 6, 2004 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionThis was supposed to be the week Rep. Pat Toomey began the second leg of his march to the U.S. Senate.

Instead, the Lehigh Valley congressman was back at his day job, fighting with Democrats on the House floor over spending and tax cuts.

Toomey returned to Congress a little disappointed but in no way discouraged about his 12,000-vote loss to Sen. Arlen Specter in the April 27 Republican primary.

"I feel fine," he said Wednesday, slipping off his blue suit jacket after arriving at his House office for his first extensive interview since conceding the election.

"When you get as close as we got we had 49.4 percent you can look back and start second-guessing things," he said. "But we always had the challenge of having to do this job with less resources than the other side."
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