Elections

Sen. Bob Casey Says He Will Not Run For President


Sen. Bob Casey speaking in Philadelphia.

He’s not running.

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, a Democrat who represents Pennsylvania, announced in a statement Friday morning that he will not run for president in 2020.

“After two months of considering it, I have concluded that the best way for me to fight for the America that so many of us believe in is to stay in the U.S. Senate and not run for the presidency in 2020,” Casey said in the statement that was released to reporters.

Casey’s announcement comes as the Democratic 2020 primary race becomes more and more crowded.

“With all of these challenges confronting us and with our Commonwealth playing a potentially decisive role in the 2020 vote, I believed it was important for me to at least consider the monumental undertaking of running for President,” Casey said in a statement,” the statement said.

The senator hit Republican President Donald Trump for undermining important institutions and said he believes Democrats will nominate a presidential candidate who can win in 2020.

Casey won his Senate seat for six more years in 2018.


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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