HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is endorsing Joe Biden for president, just minutes after the former vice president entered the crowded 2020 race.
In a statement Thursday, Casey touted Biden as a fighter for the middle class who can beat President Donald Trump in Pennsylvania if Biden becomes the Democratic nominee.READ MORE: Pirates And Duquesne Light Reopen Urban Garden At PNC Park
Casey’s father, the late former Gov. Robert P. Casey, knew Biden and Casey himself spent two years in the Senate with Biden before the Delaware senator went on to become vice president under President Barack Obama.
I am proud to endorse my friend, Joe Biden, for President https://t.co/ZWTlwJaQ59READ MORE: Report: Former Avonmore Secretary Accused Of Stealing $54,000
— Bob Casey Jr. (@Bob_Casey) April 25, 2019
Biden is heading to Philadelphia later Thursday for a fundraiser.
He’s backed by city party elders, including former Gov. Ed Rendell, who once called Biden “Pennsylvania’s third senator” because of his willingness to help Democrats in the state when Pennsylvania had two Republican senators.MORE NEWS: Monongahela Incline To Close For 3 Days Next Week For Inspection
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