Sen. Casey campaigns for re-election, says he's fighting for the middle class, healthcare

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In less than three months, Pennsylvanians will decide who they want in the U.S. Senate.

The race is between incumbent democratic Senator Bob Casey and republican Representative Lou Barletta.

CBS21 News sat down for a one-on-one interview with Casey on Tuesday to talk about the race.

Senator Casey has made several campaign stops in central Pennsylvania this week, spreading his message that he hopes gets him another term in the U.S. Senate.

At those events, and the one-on-one interview, Casey says he’s focusing on protecting the middle class and access to healthcare for people in Pa.

“I think the number one challenge we face as a nation and I think in a state like Pennsylvania is what’s going to happen to the middle class? This is a make or break moment for the middle class, for those trying to get to the middle class and for American workers,” said U.S. Senator Bob Casey

Tuesday he met with people in the African American community, and on Monday he met with the Latino community, listening to their concerns and letting people know what’s at stake in November’s election.

“The flat lining of wages over many years even decades at the same time costs are going up for childcare, for college tuition, for prescription drugs and healthcare itself, but all those problems are going to be made a lot worse if the Republican majority is successful ripping away the protection for pre-existing conditions that we finally, finally got into law in 2010,” said Senator Casey.

Although not always seeing eye to eye, Senator Casey hopes to build on momentum he’s built so far with President Trump and his team in the White House.

“He has signed three of my bills in the last couple of months, so not many senators can say that in either party,” said Senator Casey.

Senator Casey says he’s been urging President Trump to improve infrastructure and bring broadband internet to rural areas of Pennsylvania.

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