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State lawmaker joins 2018 GOP primary field for U.S. Senate

Times Leader
April 12th, 2017 - 9:47 am - updated: April 12th, 2017 - 10:06 am.
Staff and wire reports

A five-term state representative from western Pennsylvania is the third Republican to say he’ll seek the nomination next year to take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey.

According to an Associated Press story, Rep. Jim Christiana said he’ll emphasize his work bringing people together, developing the state’s economy and making government more transparent.

The 33-year-old lives outside his hometown of Beaver, where he was elected to the borough council as a 21-year-old college student.

Other announced Republican candidates are Allegheny County state Rep. Rick Saccone and Berwick borough councilman Andrew Shecktor.

Casey plans to seek a third six-year term next year. He’s a Scranton native and the son of the former state governor with the same name.

Next year’s primary and general election races for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania are likely to be very costly.

Read more at: https://timesleader.com/news/local/651023/state-lawmaker-joins-2018-gop-primary-field-for-u-s-senate




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