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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

Toomey to hold four townhalls next week

Toomey to hold four townhalls next week

Sen. Pat Toomey will hear from Pennsylvania voters with once-a-day public townhalls for four consecutive days next week, the first such forums since taking a highly publicized stance on the guns issue this spring. Toomey, a Republican, will be travel straight into the state’s so-called T-region, the area where the most conservative and rural voters live. Typically, this would be a safe spot for him, but he is all but certain to hear from constituents displeased with his work on expanding background checks on firearm sales. Congressional townhalls during the August recess, when lawmakers take a lengthy break from Washington, used to be a given, but they are not as common as they...