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 CaseyGOP wants to pit Ocasio-Cortez against Democrats in the Senate Biden speaking to Dems on Capitol Hill as 2020 speculation mounts: report GOP senators: Trump should not declare border emergency during State of the Union MORE Jr. (D-Pa.) defeated challenger 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 (R-Pa.) to win his third term in the Senate.

While President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff urges GOP colleagues to share private concerns about Trump publicly US-China trade talks draw criticism for lack of women in pictures Overnight Defense: Trump to leave 200 troops in Syria | Trump, Kim plan one-on-one meeting | Pentagon asks DHS to justify moving funds for border wall MORE scraped by a victory in Pennsylvania in 2016, the state was considered a relatively safe one for Democrats in the midterms.

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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.