President Donald Trump endorsed Congressman Lou Barletta (R-PA) for the U.S. Senate against two-term incumbent Senator Bob Casey, Jr.
Rep. Lou Barletta, a Great Republican from Pennsylvania who was one of my very earliest supporters, will make a FANTASTIC Senator. He is strong & smart, loves Pennsylvania & loves our Country! Voted for Tax Cuts, unlike Bob Casey, who listened to Tax Hikers Pelosi and Schumer!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 11, 2018
— Lou Barletta (@louforsenate) February 11, 2018
Mr. Barletta was endorsed by the Pennsylvania Republican Party on Saturday. The primary elections will be held on May 15.
Barletta was a small businessman and mayor of Hazleton (population: 25,000), where he made national headlines for his tough anti-illegal immigration stance. The city was sued by the ACLU for their immigration policies.