Toomey Makes It Official

Former Rep. Pat Toomey (R-PA) has officially launched his primary bid to oust Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA), a rematch of a 2004 primary battle between the two Republicans. It looks to be one of the most intense and vitriolic campaigns of the 2010 election cycle.

Toomey's DC-based conservative interest group, The Club for Growth (over which Toomey presided until Monday) attacked Specter as recently as February, naming him "Comrade of the Month" along with two other GOP senators for his vote in favor of the stimulus. Specter, not to be outdone, faxed a letter to the Club Monday asking why they had removed references to Toomey's work as a derivatives trader from his bio. More antics to come...