2018 Senate Race: State: Pennsylvania ( Bob Casey v Lou Barletta )

CURRENT STATUS: Pending General Election

Race Status

Likely Dem
INCUMBENT PARTY: Dem last updated: 08-06-2018
Key Dates
Filing Deadline: 03/06/2018
Primaries: 05/15/2018
General Election: 11/06/2018

Race Status History
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Democratic Candidate

Dem Incumbent

Bob Casey Jr

WINNER: Bob Casey Jr (Share of Vote: Unopposed )


Rep Incumbent

Republican Candidate
Lou Barletta

WINNER: Lou Barletta (Share of Vote: 61.57% )
Jim Christiana (Share of Vote: 38.43%)

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Current Senate Scoreboard
Bottom Line

President Trump endorsed Rep. Lou Barletta in the Republican primary, calling him “one of my earliest supporters.” He added that the Congressman “Voted for Tax Cuts, unlike Bob Casey, who listened to Tax Hikers Pelosi and Schumer!” However, despite the president’s Pennsylvania victory in 2016, the Keystone State remains an uphill battle for the GOP. Incumbent Senator Bob Casey is favored but will have to work at keeping his job.

2018 Pennsylvania Data Card
Pennsylvania Demographics
Gender49.0% Male
51.0% Female
51% Female
Race/Ethnicity77.0% White/Caucasian
11.8% Black/African American
5.4% White/Hispanic
61% White
18% Hispanic
12% Black
5% Asian
2% Two or More
1% Native
Language Other than Eng at Home11.3%21.1%
High School Grad Rate90.1%87.5%
College Grad Rate30.8%31.3%
Per Capita Income$31,272$31,128
Median Age40.637.9
Population12784227325.7 mil
Square Miles44742.93,796,742
Population per SqMi1285.7185.8
People per Household2.52.7
Foreign Born6.8%13.5%
Geographic Mobility12.9%14.6%
Data Credits
State: www.census.gov
State/Miscellaneous: BALLOTPEDIA State Profile