Trump-Backed Congressman To Take On Democratic Senator

Republicans will have Congressman Lou Barletta to run against Democratic incumbent Sen. Bob Casey this November.

Barletta, a strong supporter of President Donald Trump, won the Tuesday primary against State Rep. Jim Christiana.

Casey, who was unopposed on the Democratic ballot, is a strong opponent to many of Trump’s moves and the son of a former governor.

Lou Barletta and Bob Casey

A Four-term congressman, Barletta was asked by the president to run for senate.

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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001