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Pennsylvania Senate results: Bob Casey defeats Trump-backed U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta

From the Allentown Morning Call

Pennsylvania Democrat Bob Casey has won a third U.S. Senate term, beating Republican congressman and Donald Trump supporter Lou Barletta in a state the president won two years ago.

Casey’s victory in Tuesday’s election gives him another six-year term in office and ensures that Trump will have another swing state opponent in the closely divided Senate.

The 58-year-old son of the former governor has now won six statewide elections, including wins in races for state treasurer and auditor general.

The race was a far cry from Pennsylvania’s record-breaking $170 million race in 2016, coming at under $40 million while control for the Senate was waged in perhaps a dozen other states.

The candidates were on opposite sides of Trump.

Barletta, 62, is one of Trump’s biggest allies on Capitol Hill and drew two presidential visits to Pennsylvania to help rally support for his candidacy.

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