Fox interviews Toomey from inside a polling station

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From the November 2 broadcast of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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GRETCHEN CARLSON: But first, let's start with one of the country's most watched Senate races between Republican Pat Toomey and Democrat Joe Sestak who are battling to succeed Democrat Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania. David Lee Miller live for us in Old Zionsville. Good morning, David Lee.

MILLER: Good morning to you. The polls opened here about half-hour ago in Pennsylvania. There were already people in line waiting to vote before they opened, and one of those among the first to cast a ballot is Tea Party-backed Republican Pat Toomey. He, as you mentioned, is running for Senate here in Pennsylvania, and he brought his kids along today, a bit of a civics lesson.

TOOMEY: Well, they come and vote every time. So it's good lesson for them.

MILLER: Now some of the polls suggest you have a four to five point lead depending on the poll. How optimistic are you today?

TOOMEY: Well, I'm very optimistic. Not so much based on any polls but just based on the intensity and the enthusiasm that our supporters have all across the commonwealth. Yesterday I traveled all around the state. We're going to do a quick loop around the state again today, and I got to tell you, there's tremendous enthusiasm and energy, and I think that's going to turn out our vote and make today successful.

MILLER: Now, there are more registered Democrats in Pennsylvania than there are Republicans. To what extent do you think you're winning over not just independents but Democrats as well? How much is that part of your strategy?

TOOMEY: It's a big part, and I think we've won over a lot of Democrats who realize we just can't borrow and spend our way to prosperity. Ever bigger government is not the source of the job growth and the economic prosperity that we need. So I know we're doing very well with Republicans and independents, but we've also won over a lot of Democrats.

MILLER: Candidate Pat Toomey, thank you very much for joining us today. I know you've got a big day ahead of you, you'll be traveling throughout the state. He expects to be visiting many of the volunteers from one end of the state to the other. And also voting this morning, his Democratic opponent, Joe Sestak. Joe Sestak campaigning primarily in the Philadelphia area. This weekend, we had the opportunity to attend one of his rallies, and here's what he had to say about his opponent.

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