His chief strategist, Mark Harris, made a point of saying Toomey hasn’t decided anything.
Then again, maybe Toomey has already signaled his intentions.
He has signed a pledge to co-sponsor and vote to amend the Constitution to limit senators to two six-year terms and House members to three two-year terms. Toomey’s second term will end in January 2023. A group known as U.S. Term Limits has pushed the pledge for years. Toomey signed the pledge Oct. 17, 2016, according to a U.S. Term Limits spokeswoman. That was three weeks before he won his second term.
Harris said the pledge doesn’t mean the senator has decided to leave the Senate when his term expires.
“Not at all. This is just a pledge to support a constitutional amendment to do term limits. It is not a self limit,” Harris said in an email.
Meuser also hasn’t ruled out running for governor in 2022. If he’s re-elected this year, he will win his second term. He signed the pledge Dec. 19, 2017, the U.S. Term Limits spokeswoman said.