U.S. SENATOR FOR PENNSYLVANIA
PA is a state with diverse demographics and results rely heavily on turnout. James Carville has been quoted as describing the Commonwealth as "Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with Alabama in the middle." Meaning, there are small densely populated urban areas (which tend to go Democrat) vs the rural sprawling central part of the state (which tend to go Republican). Pennsylvania has gone Democrat in every Presidential election since Bill Clinton in 1992, but was one of the Rust Belt states that flipped red last year because turnout in the rural conservative central part of the state went up, while turnout in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh remained roughly the same.
We hope to help Sen. Casey protect his seat and win re-election by maintaining enthusiasm and encouraging turnout and registration in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and reach out to the suburban swing voters. In addition, it's critical to educate those voters on the importance of turnout, especially during a midterm election, where turnout is traditionally very low.
Bob Casey was born in Scranton, PA in 1960 to former Governor Robert P. Casey and Ellen Harding Casey. One of eight children, he attended Scranton Preparatory School, and graduated from College of the Holy Cross in 1982. Bob then earned his J.D. degree from Catholic University of America. An avid basketball player, he played at Scranton Preparatory School and was a basketball coach at the Gesu School in inner city Philadelphia. In addition to being a teacher and coach before entering public service, Bob was in private practice for five years as an attorney, and served with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.
Having followed his father's footsteps into public service, Bob firmly believes that "all public service is a trust, given in faith, accepted in honor." and has been serving the people of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since 1997, first as Pennsylvania Auditor General, then Pennsylvania Treasurer, and finally as U.S. Senator. Throughout his career, he has kept the values he was raised with in mind as he works to improve the lives of citizens all across Pennsylvania and across the country, and has never forgotten his Scranton roots. Because of his dedication to service, he has never lost sight of the fact that the government exists to serve the people they represent. So, he has fought all his career to make government more transparent and accountable, and has fought to protect our most vulnerable citizens, seniors and children.
Bob has been married to his wife Therese for over thirty years. They have four children (Elyse, Caroline, Julia, and Marena) and make their home in Scranton.
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