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Barletta Considers Challenging Casey for US Senate Seat

Barletta Considers Challenging Casey for US Senate Seat”

In May, Kelly ruled our a run for governor but said he was still considering a run for the Senate seat held by Casey, a Democrat.

Casey, 57, of Scranton will be trying to win a third six-year term, but he faces a growing list of challengers eager to try to defeat the incumbent in the mid-term elections.

"I'm continuing with the process", Barletta said in a telephone interview.

Kelly, of Butler, R-3rd District, issued a press release Tuesday announcing his plans to seek a fifth term in the House of Representatives, but he "will not be pursuing a run for the Senate next year".

A person familiar with the discussions tells The Associated Press that Barletta began telling party officials of his decision last week.

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Barletta said he has talked with Trump on at least two occasions about the Senate race and he has met with several Republican leaders in Congress.

"The congressman is still giving it serious thought and will make an announcement about his plans in the near future", Azur said in an email Monday.

"I have been very encouraged by everyone I've talked to", Barletta said. Lou Barletta has chose to challenge incumbent Democratic Sen. He was the second member of Congress to endorse Trump, campaigned with him extensively, and served as a member of the presidential transition team. Trump won't Pennsylvania with 48.2 percent of the vote to Hillary Clinton's 47.5 percent.

More on this developing story on Eyewitness News. That's why he's supported privatizing Social Security, voucherizing Medicare and a health care age tax for older Pennsylvanians. "At every turn, Congressman Barletta is looking out for himself and the wealthy-special interests he serves, while Pennsylvania's seniors and working families pay the price".

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