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 TrumpRussia's election interference is a problem for the GOP Pence to pitch trade deal during trip to Michigan: report Iran oil minister: US made 'bad mistake' in ending sanctions waivers MORE is reportedly putting out a robocall to help Republican Rep. Lou BarlettaLouis (Lou) James BarlettaTrump's most memorable insults and nicknames of 2018 GOP trading fancy offices, nice views for life in minority Casey secures third Senate term over Trump-backed Barletta 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.


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 CaseyThe Hill's Morning Report - Dem candidates sell policy as smart politics Sen. Casey presses DNC for presidential debate in Pennsylvania License to discriminate: Religious exemption laws are trampling rights in rural America 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 SchumerMJ Hegar announces Texas Senate bid Hillicon Valley: House Dems subpoena full Mueller report | DOJ pushes back at 'premature' subpoena | Dems reject offer to view report with fewer redactions | Trump camp runs Facebook ads about Mueller report | Uber gets B for self-driving cars Dem legal analyst says media 'overplayed' hand in Mueller coverage MORE and Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiPence to pitch trade deal during trip to Michigan: report Julián Castro: Trump should be impeached for trying to obstruct justice 'in very concrete ways' Swalwell on impeachment: 'We're on that road' after Mueller report 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 DonnellyK Street boom extends under Trump, House Dems Some in GOP fear Buttigieg run for governor Paul Ryan joins University of Notre Dame faculty MORE (D-Ind.) in November.