Conshohocken – On September 28 Commonwealth Club members gathered at the Philadelphia West Marriott in Conshohocken for a Luncheon with U.S. Senator Pat Toomey. Coming fresh off the endorsement by the Republican Party of Pennsylvania, members were excited to hear from the Senator about some of the critical issues facing the Senate and the Country.
As members gathered outside of the luncheon, Chester County's own, Congressman Ryan Costello stopped by to speak for a few minutes. Vice Chair Joyce Haas kicked off the event by thanking everyone that was able to attend. Former Senator and State Party Chairman Earl Baker led the group in a prayer and Commonwealth Club Member Tom Johnson followed by leading the the group in the Pledge before Lunch was served.
Vice Chair Haas began the program by reminding everyone how important the upcoming judicial elections are. She reminded everyone that while we are very excited to send Senator Pat Toomey back to the Senate in the 2016 election, we have a historic election to win first this year. With so many open seats on the bench, each serving 10 year terms, we need to elect our Republican candidates to guarantee that our Commonwealth's highest courts continue to interpret the law. Haas then introduced Senator Toomey who began by echoing the Vice Chairs sentiments.
Senator Toomey began by talking speaking about his admiration for Speaker Boehner's commitment to the Country. Being the Speaker of the House was a selfless position that John Boehner fulfilled honorably. Senator Toomey then switched to the importance of taking back the White House. President Obama's failed policies have polarized the Nation so drastically, that the country now needs a leader that will be able to cut through the gridlock in Congress. We as Republicans are fortunate enough to have so many leaders willing to step to the plate and fix the country, while the Democrats are resigned to picking from 2 candidates that will continue this current Presidents failed policies.