Barletta to announce Senate bid Tuesday: report

Barletta to announce Senate bid Tuesday: report
© Getty

Rep. Lou BarlettaLouis (Lou) James BarlettaDemocrats expand House map after election victories GOP Senate hopefuls reluctant to back McConnell as leader Trump gives Barletta edge in crowded Pa. primary MORE (R-Pa.) will announce his entrance into the Pennsylvania Senate GOP primary early Tuesday morning, the Times Leader reported Monday evening.

The announcement will be through a video statement, the report said.

Barletta, who was an early backer of President Trump, will enter a race that so far includes two Pennsylvania Republican state representatives. The winner of the primary will ultimately face off against incumbent Sen. Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick CaseyThe GOP tax bill will be a health care burden on American families Democrats scramble to contain Franken fallout  GOP campaign committees call on Democrats to return Franken donations MORE (D-Pa.).

ADVERTISEMENT
The Associated Press had previously reported that Barletta would enter the race.

Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party filed an ethics complaint against Barletta, alleging he misused official resources during discussions of a potential bid for Senate.

During an interview in his district office, Barletta told a local affiliate that he had “been looking at it very seriously,” referencing a Senate bid. In the background of the interview, the official House seal is within view.