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Update: Congressman Barletta announces Senate run against Casey

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 29, 2017 8:33 AM
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FILE PHOTO: Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., arrives for a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

(Harrisburg) -- A midstate congressman has announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate.

Republican Lou Barletta has released a campaign video announcing his run for the seat held by two-term Democrat Senator Bob Casey.

His entry into the race was widely expected after the AP reported last month that Barletta had relayed his plans to GOP officials and activists.

Barletta's district includes all of Columbia County and parts of Cumberland, Dauphin, Northumberland and Perry counties.

The former mayor of the Hazleton, rose to political prominence as a foe of illegal immigration.

He was an early supporter of President Donald Trump, who urged him to run for Senate.

(Harrisburg) -- A midstate Congressman plans to announce his candidacy for U.S. Senate later today.

Campaign spokesman Jon Anzur tells The Associated Press Republican Lou Barletta is slated to release a video announcing his run for the Senate seat held by two-term Democrat Bob Casey.

His entry into the race was widely expected after the AP reported last month that Barletta had relayed his plans to GOP officials and activists.

Barletta's district includes all of Columbia County and parts of Cumberland, Dauphin, Northumberland and Perry counties.

The former mayor of Hazleton rose to political prominence as a foe of illegal immigration.

He was an early supporter of President Donald Trump, who urged him to run for Senate.

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