GOP Sen. Pat Toomey to retire in 2022

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GOP Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania will not run for reelection in 2022, two people familiar with his plans said.

The decision by Toomey, a conservative who is currently serving his second term, will spark a competitive battle for his battleground-state seat in two years. Toomey had been contemplating running for another term or running for governor.

Toomey’s office declined to comment on his plans. He is expected to address the decision this week. The Pennsylvania senator informed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of his decision, according to two people familiar with the conversation.

The Philadelphia Inquirer first reported the news of Toomey’s decision not to run for reelection or for governor in 2022.

Burgess Everett, Andrew Desiderio and Holly Otterbein contributed to this article.

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