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Bob Casey is the Democratic senior senator from Pennsylvania. He was elected in 2006, after holding the Pennsylvania row offices of State Treasurer and Auditor General. Casey ran an unsuccessful 2002 campaign for Governor, a position his late father held from 1987-1995. He was born in Scranton and attended The College of Holy Cross and later earned a law degree from Catholic University. Casey and his wife Terese have four daughters.

Hometown: Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa.
Party: Democrat
Political Experience: Pa. Auditor General from 1997-2005, Pa. State Treasurer before elected to the Senate in 2006.
Occupation: U.S. Senator
Education: College of the Holy Cross; Catholic University of America
Issues/Priorities: Family sustaining jobs and financial security for Pa. families; quality health care especially for children; foreign policy that ensures domestic security and respect abroad; and energy policy reducing dependence on foreign oil.
Quote: “All public service is a trust given in faith and accepted in honor.”
Website: http://www.casey.senate.gov/
Campaign website: http://bobcasey.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SenatorBobCasey
Twitter: @SenBobCasey
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Aug 2, 2014

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Jul 20, 2014

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May 17, 2014

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May 4, 2014

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Apr 13, 2014

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Mar 10, 2014

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Mar 5, 2014

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Mar 4, 2014

'Rebranded' Heroin Blamed for 22 Deaths

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Attorney General Kathleen Kane says drug dealers may be "rebranding" a deadly heroin blend that... Read »

Feb 1, 2014

Debate Rages on Minimum Wage

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Jan 18, 2014

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Dec 14, 2013

87K Face Losing Unemployment Benefits

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Dec 5, 2013

Glass Exit Portals Installed at Local Airport

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Dec 1, 2013

NBC10 @ Issue: Is Obamacare on Life Support?

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Nov 24, 2013

Food Banks Fear Effect of Cut in Food Stamps

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Food pantry organizers and others who help feed Pennsylvania's hungry are warning that they'll be... Read »

Nov 5, 2013

Corbett, GOP Confront Worries of a Santorum Replay

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Republicans and Corbett worried about comparisons to Rick Santorum. Read »

Oct 12, 2013

Some Pa. Congressmen Won't Take Shutdown Pay

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A growing number of Pennsylvania's members of Congress are saying they will not take a paycheck while the... Read »

Oct 7, 2013

Sen. Casey Forced to Shelter Behind Car During Shooting

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Senator from Pennsylvania forced to hide behind a car for safety. Read »

Oct 3, 2013

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U.S. Senator Bob Casey from Pennsylvania talks about being forced to take cover during the shooting at the... Watch »

Oct 3, 2013

Bracing for Government Shutdown

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Sep 27, 2013

Casey Blasts House GOP Vote to Cut Food Stamps

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Sep 21, 2013

Obama Talks College Affordability in Scranton

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Aug 23, 2013

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