Dale Kerns

Libertarian Files To Get On Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate Ballot

Jul 27, 2018

The Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania's nominee for U.S. Senate is filing signatures to get on November's election ballot against Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and his Republican challenger Lou Barletta.

Dale Kerns said his campaign filed roughly 11,000 voter signatures Friday, more than double the legal threshold. The deadline is next Wednesday.

Kerns is a 34-year-old electrical construction project manager from Delaware County making his first bid for statewide office.

Keith Srakocic / AP

One candidate is leaving the Republican field seeking the nomination to challenge Pennsylvania's two-term Democrat Sen. Bob Casey, and one candidate is getting in.

Fourth-time candidate Joe Vodvarka said Thursday that he's running as a Republican, after losing three straight primaries as a Democrat.

Vodvarka is a semiretired owner of a Pittsburgh-area spring manufacturing shop. Also running are Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, state Rep. Jim Christiana and Libertarian Dale Kerns.

Real Estate Investor To Challenge Casey In Pennsylvania's US Senate Race

Apr 24, 2017
Matt Slocum / AP

There's a new face in the crowd that's vying to challenge the re-election bid by Pennsylvania's Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey.

Real estate investor Jeffrey Bartos announced Monday that he'll seek the Republican Party nomination to challenge Casey in 2018.

The 44-year-old Bartos lives in Montgomery County and has never run for office before.

Those already announcing their candidacy or filing paperwork with the Federal Election Commission include Republican state Reps. Rick Saccone and Jim Christiana, Republican Andrew Shecktor and Libertarian Dale Kerns.