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Trump records robocall for Pennsylvania senate candidate ahead of primary

Trump records robocall for Pennsylvania senate candidate ahead of primary
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to fundraise for 3 Republicans running for open seats: report Trump to nominate former Monsanto exec to top Interior position White House aides hadn’t heard of Trump's new tax cut: report MORE is reportedly putting out a robocall to help Republican Rep. Lou BarlettaLouis (Lou) James BarlettaOvernight Health Care — Presented by Purdue Pharma — Trump officials move to require drug prices in TV ads | 4,000 more people lose Medicaid in Arkansas | New top official for Medicaid Election Countdown: Cruz, O'Rourke fight at pivotal point | Ryan hitting the trail for vulnerable Republicans | Poll shows Biden leading Dem 2020 field | Arizona Senate debate tonight Should we retire the ‘wave' election moniker? MORE ahead of Pennsylvania’s Senate primary on Tuesday.

Trump touts his endorsement of the GOP congressman during the two-minute robocalls, which are expected to be launched Monday, Politico reported.

“Tuesday is Election Day, and I need you to go out and vote for my good friend, Lou Barletta, a very special guy,” the president says, according to a copy of the recording obtained by Politico.

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The president reportedly talks about how Barletta, who is the favorite to win the Tuesday primary, endorsed him early on in the 2016 race. He also highlights Baretta’s hardline stance on immigration and his support for the Republican tax bill.

Trump then goes on to attack incumbent Democratic Sen. Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick CaseyDems target small cluster of states in battle for House Overnight Health Care — Presented by Purdue Pharma — Trump officials move to require drug prices in TV ads | 4,000 more people lose Medicaid in Arkansas | New top official for Medicaid Election Countdown: Cruz, O'Rourke fight at pivotal point | Ryan hitting the trail for vulnerable Republicans | Poll shows Biden leading Dem 2020 field | Arizona Senate debate tonight MORE, whom Barletta would likely face in the general election should he defeat state Rep. Jim Christiana in the Republican primary.

According to Politico, Trump characterizes Casey as “Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerManchin wrestles with progressive backlash in West Virginia The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Health care a top policy message in fall campaigns McConnell says deficits 'not a Republican problem' MORE and Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiPelosi: 'Follow the money' to understand Trump-Saudi relations Pelosi says Dems would 'handily' win House if election were held today Ben Shapiro condemns Republicans confronting Nancy Pelosi: ‘Stupid, nasty, and counterproductive’ MORE's guy, and he’s been a disaster in the Senate.”

The president has recently lent efforts to other Republicans seeking to unseat Democrats running in states that Trump won in 2016.

On Thursday night, Trump appeared at a rally in Indiana to tout newly minted GOP Senate nominee Mike Braun, who is set to face off against incumbent Sen. Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyDemocrats slide in battle for Senate Conservatives bankrolled and dominated Kavanaugh confirmation media campaign Donnelly parodies 'Veep' in new campaign ad MORE (D-Ind.) in November.