Casey Touts Accomplishments In Senate In Bid For 3rd Term

Sep 17, 2018

Democratic Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania is putting more muscle into showing what he's accomplished in his second term as he vies for a third six-year term in November's election.

On Monday, Casey is appearing at a micro-metal stamping and screw machining firm to tout legislation he helped write to increase funding for vocational skills training for high-demand industrial-sector jobs.

President Donald Trump signed the bill July 31. Meanwhile, Casey's running a TV ad in Philadelphia touting a 2013 law he helped write to prevent sexual assaults on college campuses and protect victims.

Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta of northeastern Pennsylvania is trying to unseat the 58-year-old Casey. However, Barletta has badly lagged Casey in fundraising, and no independent poll puts him within striking distance, making it a low-profile race.