10/05/2010 10:30 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

How Pat Toomey Was At The Forefront Of Risky Wall Street Deals

You've probably heard a lot about wacky, radical candidates like Carl Paladino, Christine O'Donnell, Paul LePage, Sharron Angle, and Rand Paul. But lost in all the media finger-pointing is the fact that Pat Toomey, who in any other year would be among the most conservative candidates in the country, is on a glide path to take Arlen Specter's old Senate seat. The former congressman and Wall Street banker has led in the Pennsylvania polls for months. And despite some apparent tightening in recent weeks, polling guru Nate Silver gives Toomey a 92 percent chance of beating his Democratic opponent, Rep. Joe Sestak.

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