President Donald Trump announced his support for Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Lou Barletta to take on Democratic Sen. Bob Casey for U.S. Senate, in a tweet Sunday afternoon.
Trump touted Barletta as “strong & smart,” and mentioned the Republican congressman was one of his earliest supporters. The president also took a shot at Casey for listening to “Tax Hikers” such as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer who all voted no on the tax reform bill.
Rep. Lou Barletta, a Great Republican from Pennsylvania who was one of my very earliest supporters, will make a FANTASTIC Senator. He is strong & smart, loves Pennsylvania & loves our Country! Voted for Tax Cuts, unlike Bob Casey, who listened to Tax Hikers Pelosi and Schumer!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 11, 2018
Not long after Trump expressed his support, Barletta sent out a tweet with Trump’s signature slogan, “#MAGA.”
We are revitilizing the American dream day after day.
America will grow
America will prosper
America will be greater than ever before. #MAGA
— Rep. Lou Barletta (@RepLouBarletta) February 11, 2018
Barletta was also endorsed by the Republican Party Saturday. The Pennsylvania primary will take place in May.
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