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 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 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 TrumpDemocrats' CNN town halls exposed an extreme agenda Buttigieg says he doubts Sanders can win general election Post-Mueller, Trump has a good story to tell for 2020 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.