Casey secures third Senate term over Trump-backed Barletta

Casey secures third Senate term over Trump-backed Barletta
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Sen. Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick CaseyA historic moment to truly honor mothers Democrats face big headaches on Biden's T spending plan The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - GOP makes infrastructure play; Senate passes Asian hate crimes bill MORE Jr. (D-Pa.) defeated challenger Rep. Lou BarlettaLouis (Lou) James BarlettaFormer Trump officials eye bids for political office 10 bellwether counties that could signal where the election is headed Bottom Line MORE (R-Pa.) to win his third term in the Senate.

While President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger, Gaetz get in back-and-forth on Twitter over Cheney vote READ: Liz Cheney's speech on the House floor Cheney in defiant floor speech: Trump on 'crusade to undermine our democracy' MORE scraped by a victory in Pennsylvania in 2016, the state was considered a relatively safe one for Democrats in the midterms.


Casey, who has served the state in the Senate since 2006, enjoyed the support of the state’s strong union presence and widely outraised Barletta.

While Barletta ran on his support for Trump, polls have shown the president has low support in the state.

Casey also benefited from Barletta’s votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which has experienced record popularity among voters this year.