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Tue Aug 29, 2017, 03:50 PM

Lou Barletta - now officially running for Casey's Senate seat - is Congress's Donald Trump

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Aug. 29, 2017

Link: http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2017/08/29/Lou-Barletta-Senate-Donald-Trump-Bob-Casey-Pennsylvania/stories/201708290126

He’s a little less rambunctious, he’s from Hazleton, Pa. -— not Queens -— and his hair trends gray rather than blond, but U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta is as close to Donald Trump as a representative can get.

Now that Mr. Barletta has announced his run for Bob Casey’s Senate seat, his staunch support of the president will likely be the subject of criticism from his opponents, as Democrats hope Mr. Trump’s historically low approval rating will help them at the ballot box.

Though Mr. Trump won Pennsylvania last November, it could be a gamble for GOP office-seekers to align themselves too closely with the president’s words and policies.

But Mr. Barletta, one of Mr. Trump’s earliest Congressional allies, appears to be all in.

“The fact of the matter is that this midterm is a referendum on Trump. It’s not going to change,” said Terry Madonna, a veteran political observer and pollster at Franklin & Marshall College. “Barletta is linked at the hip with him.”


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Mr. Barletta, who appears to be the early favorite, is looking to unseat the incumbent Mr. Casey, one of 10 Democrats nationwide defending a seat in a state won by Mr. Trump.

His campaign said the election is a referendum on Mr. Casey, rather than the president.

"This election is a referendum on Bob Casey Jr. President Trump has been in office for only seven months, while Bob Casey Jr. has been in Washington for 11 years,” said campaign spokesman Jon Anzur. “Lou Barletta is running for the Senate to protect American jobs, repeal and replace Obamacare, lower middle class taxes, secure our borders, and improve our broken infrastructure system."

The potential Casey/Barletta matchup would be a high-profile race, said Mr. Madonna: “One of the president’s most ardent supporters running against one of his leading critics.”


Pennsylvanians will have a clear choice next year, let's make it count!

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Tue Aug 29, 2017, 03:54 PM

1. We will work our asses off to keep Senator Casey.

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Tue Aug 29, 2017, 03:56 PM

2. PA is a swing state. This race is a referendum on the Conman.

Lou Barletta is but the Conman's Servant.

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