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 TrumpWinners and losers from the South Carolina debate Five takeaways from the Democratic debate Democrats duke it out in most negative debate so far MORE is reportedly putting out a robocall to help Republican Rep. Lou BarlettaLouis (Lou) James BarlettaEx-GOP congressman to lead group to protect Italian products from tariffs Head of Pennsylvania GOP resigns over alleged explicit texts Trump's most memorable insults and nicknames of 2018 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 CaseyOvernight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Lawmakers raise alarms over Trump coronavirus response | Top official warns virus appears inevitable in US | Democrats block two Senate abortion bills Democrats block two Senate abortion bills Pennsylvania Democrat says US Attorney's Office should prioritize opioids rather than 'Russian propaganda' from Giuliani 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 SchumerOvernight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Lawmakers raise alarms over Trump coronavirus response | Top official warns virus appears inevitable in US | Democrats block two Senate abortion bills Lawmakers raise alarms over Trump coronavirus response Democrats block two Senate abortion bills MORE and Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOcasio-Cortez: Trump would 'never' say to her face some of the shots he takes at her on Twitter Oversight Committee room to be dedicated to late Rep. Elijah Cummings Lawmakers raise alarms over Trump coronavirus response 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 Donnelly70 former senators propose bipartisan caucus for incumbents Ginsburg health scare raises prospect of election year Supreme Court battle Watchdog accuses pro-Kavanaugh group of sending illegal robotexts in 2018 MORE (D-Ind.) in November.