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WASHINGTON — Very soon now, Pennsylvania Republicans expect one of President Drumpf’s closest allies, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, to announce his challenge to Democratic Sen. Bob Casey.
Among the first political questions he faces: Can he raise enough money?
Because although Barletta has four terms in the U.S. House and a relationship with the president, he has never had to run in a race as expensive or expansive as the one he is likely to enter.
Last year’s Pennsylvania Senate race set an eye-popping record for a congressional contest, with more than $175 million in campaign spending as the state’s high-priced airwaves were blitzed by Republican Sen. Pat Toomey, Democratic challenger Katie McGinty, and an army of outside groups. The two candidates combined to raise $47 million.
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