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Sen. Bob Casey to launch campaign road trip across Pennsylvania

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) addresses members of the Pittsburgh Regional Building Trades Council, which had endorsed his bid for a fourth term, at the Plumbers Union Local 27 headquarters west of Pittsburgh on Wednesday, March 27, 2024. Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro listens at right. (Credit: Steve Mellon/Pittsburgh Union Progress)

John Cole, Pennsylvania Capital-Star
April 17, 2024

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) is launching a weeklong road trip across the state touting his record as he seeks a fourth term in office.

In an exclusive with the Capital-Star, the Casey campaign said it will kick off the “On Our Side Road Trip” on April 20 in Lackawanna County, his home county. On Friday, Casey’s campaign announced the April 20 events would be canceled since the Senate will be in session in Washington, D.C. but the rest of the dates on the tour appeared unchanged.

“He fights for Pennsylvania values every day,” Tiernan Donohue, Casey campaign manager said. “On this road trip, Senator Casey will talk with Pennsylvanians about his fight to take on corporate greed to lower costs for working people, stop the flow of fentanyl into our communities, and protect our rights and freedoms.”

Donohue also pointed to Casey’s work across the aisle in Congress to pass legislation to provide care for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits, and lower the cost of insulin. 

The road trip will include more than 20 stops across the state, with visits to Allegheny, Centre, Lancaster, Luzerne and Philadelphia counties, among others. Rallies with voters ahead of the April 23 primary and “key” endorsements will be featured at stops along the road trip.  

Casey will likely face Republican David McCormick in the November general election, since each is his party’s only candidate on the primary ballot. 

In February, McCormick announced a 67 county bus tour to meet with voters across the commonwealth.

Throughout the campaign, McCormick has accused Casey of being a “rubber stamp” for President Joe Biden’s policies, while Casey has attempted to link McCormick to former President Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee for president. Trump endorsed McCormick at a rally in Lehigh County last weekend.

Casey and McCormick are both on television with multiple ads, and each campaign reported raising over $6 million in the first three months of 2024. McCormick outraised Casey in the most recent quarter, reporting $6.2 million compared to Casey’s $5.6 million. McCormick’s haul included $1 million of his own money, campaign finance records showed.

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