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 CaseySenate Democrats launch investigation into Trump tax law regulations Advocates call for ObamaCare open enrollment extension after website glitches The US needs to lead again on disability rights MORE Jr. (D-Pa.) defeated challenger 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 (R-Pa.) to win his third term in the Senate.

While President TrumpDonald John TrumpMnuchin knocks Greta Thunberg's activism: Study economics and then 'come back' to us The Hill's Morning Report - House prosecutes Trump as 'lawless,' 'corrupt' What to watch for on Day 3 of Senate impeachment trial 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.