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Casey says he’s considering a run for president


SCRANTON, Pa. (WHTM) – Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey says he’s considering a run for the White House.

Casey told Scranton television station WNEP-TV he has “an obligation to consider” a presidential run in 2020 “because of what’s at stake for our country.”

“Anyone who can win a statewide election – I’ve won three Senate races in Pennsylvania. I think I have an obligation to consider it because of those stakes,” Casey said.

“This is a critical time. We have to make sure the nominee of the Democratic party wins Pennsylvania because you cannot get elected president if you cannot win Pennsylvania. I’ve shown I can do that. I’ve won by an average of 13 points over three elections, so it’s something I’m considering.”

Casey won a third Senate term in this month’s election.

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