Casey up 6-to-1 in campaign cash in Pennsylvania Senate race

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 13, 2018 12:03 PM

Incumbent Sen. Bob Casey, a Democrat, at left, will face Republican Rep. Lou Barletta in the fall. (Photo: Submitted)

(Harrisburg) -- Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania continues to hold a big advantage in fundraising over Republican challenger Lou Barletta with four months until November's general election.

Barletta on Friday reported nearly $1.6 million in his campaign account ahead of the Federal Election Commission's deadline. Casey reports $9.8 million, or six times as much.

Barletta raised just under $1.3 million in the three-month period through June 30. Casey reported raising $2.2 million.

No independent poll puts Barletta within striking distance of Casey. But Barletta is a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump and Republican officials expect Trump will campaign for Barletta in a state the president narrowly won in 2016.

Barletta, of Hazleton, is in his fourth term in the U.S. House. Casey is seeking a third Senate term.

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