Casey secures third Senate term over Trump-backed Barletta

Keren Carrion

Sen. Bob Casey Jr. (D-Pa.) defeated challenger Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.) to win his third term in the Senate.

While President Trump scraped by a victory in Pennsylvania in 2016, the state was considered a relatively safe one for Democrats in the midterms.

{mosads}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.

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