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Obama criticizes Toomey over ad in Senate race

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President Barack Obama is pushing back against Republican Sen. Pat Toomey's use of the Democrat's words in a campaign ad for his Senate race.

Obama responded Saturday to a Toomey campaign TV ad that shows Obama speaking outside the White House in 2013 and thanking Toomey for his courage in backing a gun control bill, despite its failure.

The ad is running in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

In a statement to The Associated Press, Obama says courage is telling voters "where you stand on the tough issues."

Obama also criticized Toomey for refusing to say whether he'll vote for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Toomey is working to win over moderate voters in his too-close-to-call race against Democrat Katie McGinty in Democratic-leaning Pennsylvania.

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