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Toomey gets by with a little help from his ... friends?

Toomey gets by with a little help from his ... friends?

Political cynics who believed Sen. Pat Toomey stuck his neck out on background checks to improve his 2016 re-election chances in lean-blue Pennsylvania were not incorrect that the Republican's efforts would score him some points with state Democrats. And not just any Democrats. But two of the biggest Democratic power brokers in Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Inquirer's Tom Fitzgerald first reported that David L. Cohen, the vice president of Comcast is putting his political and financial weight behind Toomey with a fundraiser at his home next week. Now Fitzgerald followed up that report with news that Philadelphia lawyer Alan Kessler, also a big Democratic donor, is...

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