Democrat Bob Casey Keep U.S. Senate Seat

| November 7, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) Bob Casey cruised to victory Tuesday night in the race for a United State Senate Seat in Pennsylvania.

With 94.85 percent of the precincts statewide reporting, Casey, the two-term Democratic incumbent, held a lead of over a half-million votes (575,620). over Republican Challenger Lou Barletta. As of 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, Casey had 2,443,147 votes to 1,869,363 for the challenger. That was a 55.73 percent to 42.64 percent lead.

According to the website, Casey ran on increasing access to affordable health care, protecting the programs Pennsylvania depend on, and helping working families get ahead.

Casey, who served as both the Pennsylvania Auditor General and Pennsylvania Treasurer before being elected to the United State Senate, currently serves on the following Senate committees: Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Finance and Health, Education, Labor and Pension. He is also the ranking member on the Special Committee on Aging. He is the son of the late Pennsylvania Governor by the same name.

Barletta, a U.S. Representative and the former Mayor of Hazleton, focused on keeping Pennsylvania’s families safe, protecting Pennsylvania jobs, and standing up for the men and women who serve Pennsylvania’s communities according to

The race turned nasty in the closing weeks with the Barletta campaign accusing the Casey campaign of using “hurtful, insensitive” campaign ads that criticized Barletta for a 2017 vote that would have allowed health insurance companies to charge those they covered with higher rates if they had pre-existing medical conditions. In the ads, a Pennsylvania woman said her family felt fear because her twin daughters had battled cancer. Barletta’s 18-month old grandson is battling cancer.

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