Latest Robert Casey News

Harris Wofford, activist who served in Senate, dies at 92

Jan. 22, 2019 1:47 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Sen. Harris Wofford, a longtime civil rights activist who helped persuade John F. Kennedy to make a crucial phone call to the wife of Martin Luther King Jr. during the 1960 presidential campaign, has died. He was 92. Wofford died in the hospital late Monday night...

Casey ends consideration of a presidential run in 2020

Jan. 18, 2019 9:44 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania is ending any consideration of joining a potentially crowded Democratic field running for president in 2020. Casey's statement Friday comes a couple months after he dropped hints that he was considering a run, fresh off easily winning a third term...

Synagogue massacre, clergy abuse top Pennsylvania stories

Dec. 25, 2018 9:36 AM EST

An anti-Semite with a cache of weapons visits terror upon a Pittsburgh synagogue. Grand jurors savage the Catholic Church, rekindling a global crisis over clergy abuse. In the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, Bill Cosby is convicted of sexual assault and, a few months later, enters prison. These were...

Getting new voting machines is 'right thing,' governor says

Dec. 17, 2018 5:23 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — It's the "right thing" for every Pennsylvania county to buy new voting machines in time for the 2020 presidential election to give voters confidence in the balloting, Gov. Tom Wolf said, although he acknowledged that it is a costly proposition. The governor, a Democrat, told The...

Inspiration vs. pragmatism: Democrats face tough 2020 choice

Nov. 30, 2018 7:14 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrats beginning to think about the type of person they'd like to see take on President Donald Trump face an early conundrum: whether a pragmatist has a better chance to take the White House than someone with a more inspirational personal story. This heart-versus-head balancing...

Casey dangles potential for a presidential run in 2020

Nov. 26, 2018 6:41 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, fresh off winning a third term in office, is floating the idea of running for president and saying he is battle-tested in a state critical for him and his fellow Democrats in 2020. Casey's campaign bolstered the approach Monday, releasing a memo that makes the...