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Toomey Reelected to US Senate

BREINIGSVILLE — It appears Senator Pat Toomey will win another term to the United States Senate. Supporters of the Republican senator nervously watched al...

BREINIGSVILLE -- It appears Senator Pat Toomey will win another term to the United States Senate.

Supporters of the Republican senator nervously watched all night as returns came in for a very tight race for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania.

His opponent, Katie McGinty, hoped to become the first woman elected to the senate in Pennsylvania.

The numbers may have seemed discouraging early in the night, but Toomey's staffers say that is because the early returns came from heavily Democratic voting areas.

"The numbers are looking in our favor right now," said Toomey's communications director Ted Kwong.  "It's probably going to be a late night, but we're anticipating it's going to be a good one too, for us, based on what we're seeing already."

This campaign has seen record spending for a U.S. Senate race, and here is the way people are looking at the numbers. When all is said and done, the two campaigns will have spent more than $25 for every vote cast.

Toomey supporters believe their ads were more effective than McGinty's and they expect a victory speech in the midnight hour or later.

Toomey was elected U.S. Representative in Pennsylvania’s 15th District (1999-2005).

Toomey was elected to the Senate in 2010 when he defeated Democrat Joe Sestak.

Toomey ran an uncontested primary race.