Toomey "very, very likely" to run

Pat Toomey told a gathering of Pennsylvania conservatives on Saturday that "It is very, very likely that very soon I will be a candidate for the United States Senate."

Giving the keynote address at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference just outside Harrisburg, Toomey unloaded on Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA), blaming him for facilitating Democrats' agenda. The "serial bailouts" of recent months, Toomey claimed, "would not have been possible without the complicity of one man: Arlen Specter." (hat tip: Associated Press).

Potentially foreshadowing the dynamics of the primary, Specter lambasted Toomey last week for voting for de-regulation of the financial services industry when he was a Congressmen. "He's like the AIG employees: he creates