After gun votes, GOP's Toomey slides to C rating from NRA

FILE - In this May 9, 2016, file photo, Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia. Toomey will not get an endorsement from the National Rifle Association, and his rating dropped by two grades after the Pennsylvania Republican went against gun-rights groups and his party leadership to vote for an expansion of background checks. Toomey's new C-rating is a downgrade from the A-rating and hearty endorsement the NRA gave him when he last ran in 2010 in Democratic-leaning Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey will not get an endorsement from the National Rifle Association, and his rating dropped by two grades after he went against gun rights groups and his party leadership to vote for an expansion of background checks.

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