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Incumbent Casey and three Republicans file paperwork for U.S. Senate run

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 7, 2018 12:08 PM
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FILE PHOTO: Sen. Bob Casey, D-Penn., speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Harrisburg) -- The Pennsylvania Department of State says Democratic incumbent Bob Casey and three Republicans filed petitions before the commonwealth's deadline to get on the primary ballot for U.S. Senate.

The Republicans who filed by Tuesday night's deadline were midstate Congressman Lou Barletta of Hazleton, state Rep. Jim Christiana of Beaver County and perennial candidate Joe Vodvarka of suburban Pittsburgh.

Barletta is endorsed by the state Republican Party and backed by President Donald Trump. He's in his fourth-term representing a district that stretches from northeastern Pennsylvania to south-central Pennsylvania. Christiana is a fifth-term state representative.

Vodvarka is making his fourth run for U.S. Senate, but his first as a Republican.

Casey is seeking a third six-year term. The Scranton native is the son of the former state governor.

The primary election is May 15.

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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)

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