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In recent days Barletta’s stock has risen considerably as the race for Senate begins to heat up in Pennsylvania. Bartella received a glowing endorsement yesterday from President Trump citing the challenger’s love for country and position on American tax reform. His endorsement tweet also called out by name the incumbent Democratic Senator Bob Casey and his position against the now official “Historic Tax Reform Bill.”

In addition to President Trump’s endorsement Bartella also received the full endorsement of the Pennsylvania Republican Party, according to ABC 27 Pennsylvania.

“HERSHEY, Pa. (WHTM) – The Republican Party of Pennsylvania voted unanimously to endorse Lou Barletta for the U.S. Senate, according to a press release from Barletta’s office.”

The article went on to say.

“Barletta will face incumbent Democratic Senator Bob Casey this November.”

Pennsylvania is statistically a blue state and with the current incumbent a sitting Democrat, Rep. Bartella will have his work cut out for him.

The Wildcard… Trump won Pennsylvania.

Soon after Trump expressed his support, Barletta sent out a tweet with Trump’s slogan, “#MAGA.”