Latest Louis Barletta News

Casey, Barletta debate ends in emotional exchange over TV ad

Oct. 20, 2018 10:29 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The first debate between Pennsylvania's Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and his Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, touched on health care, abortion rights and the economy under President Donald Trump before it ended in a personal and emotional exchange Saturday. The hourlong...

Casey pulls TV ad from Scranton after Barletta's objection

Oct. 15, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is pulling a TV ad from the home market of Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, after Barletta called it cruel to his family. Casey said in a statement Monday the parallels were unintentional and he takes Barletta at his word about the impact...

Pre-existing conditions ad inflames Casey, Barletta race

Oct. 14, 2018 3:57 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A new TV ad by Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey accuses Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta of voting to let insurers strip coverage for cancer and other pre-existing conditions, but Barletta said Sunday that the ad is both inaccurate and cruel, since his toddler grandson is...

Captured fugitive's parents speak out about son

Oct. 13, 2018 3:01 AM EDT

MCADOO, Pa. (AP) — Shawn Christy is not an anti-government nor an anti-law enforcement radical, his parents said in a recent wide-ranging interview. And is he not politically motivated, they insist. So, who is Shawn Christy? And why did the 26-year-old McAdoo man threaten President Donald Trump and lead...

Trump prays for hurricane victims, criticizes Democrats

Oct. 11, 2018 5:17 AM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — As Hurricane Michael pounded Florida, President Donald Trump took shelter at a campaign event in Pennsylvania, where he sought to boost Republicans before the midterms. Trump acknowledged the hurricane at the top of his rally Wednesday night in Erie, offering his "thoughts and prayers" to...

Trump campaigns in Pennsylvania as hurricane pounds Florida

Oct. 10, 2018 10:47 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — As Hurricane Michael pounded Florida on Wednesday, President Donald Trump took shelter at a campaign event in Pennsylvania, where he sought to boost Republicans before the midterms. Trump acknowledged the hurricane at the top of his rally in Erie, offering his "thoughts and prayers" to...

The Latest: Trump seeks to boost Kelly, Barletta at rally

Oct. 10, 2018 8:02 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump on the campaign trail (all times local): 8 p.m. President Donald Trump is boosting Pennsylvania's Republican candidates as he works to rally support ahead of November's midterm elections. Trump invited Reps. Mike Kelly and Lou Barletta up on stage with...

Trump returning to Pennsylvania to stump for Kelly, Barletta

Oct. 3, 2018 6:09 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump is making another visit to Pennsylvania, this time to Erie where one of his staunch supporters in Congress is facing his toughest re-election battle yet. Trump's campaign said Wednesday that the president will hold a rally at Erie Insurance Arena on Oct. 10....

Obama turns focus on Pennsylvania, hopes to boost Democrats

Sep. 21, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Barack Obama turned his political attention Friday to Pennsylvania — a state Donald Trump won in 2016. The former president campaigned in Philadelphia with two leading Democrats running for re-election, Gov. Tom Wolf and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey. At a campaign rally at the Dell Music...

Barletta tries to wake up sleepy Senate race with attack ad

Sep. 21, 2018 5:03 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Lou Barletta began airing his first TV attack ad Friday, accusing two-term Democratic Sen. Bob Casey of being ineffective, lazy and asleep on the job. Casey's campaign countered that Barletta is lying about the incumbent's record. The ad, running on cable...