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Casey Touts Accomplishments In Senate In Bid For 3rd Term

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Matt Slocum
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AP

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.