Toomey says he opposed GOP spending under Bush

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Associated Press

Posted on September 28, 2010 at 12:03 PM

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Pat Toomey says he acknowledges that Republicans spent too much money under former President George W. Bush.

But Toomey told interviewer Ted Koppel on Monday that he also tried to stand up against such spending when he was in Congress.

They spoke in front of an audience of hundreds at the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry's annual dinner in Hershey.

Democratic candidate Joe Sestak is attending a fundraiser in Pittsburgh with Sen. John Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz.

Among other issues, Toomey also told Koppel that he supports school choice, opposes a war tax to fund operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and opposes a draft to build the military.

The election is Nov. 2.

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