Casey Floats Presidential Bid in NBC News Interview
Many Democrats believe the road to the White House in 2020 goes through Pennsylvania.
Will the state’s Senior Senator make a bid for the Democratic nomination?
“We’ll see what happens,” Sen. Bob Casey said today in an exclusive interview with NBC News on the prospects of running for President in 2020.
Casey was asked twice in this interview if he intended to seek the Oval Office, while stating he “has a lot of work in the Senate,” then explained the amount of candidates that he believes will seek the Presidency.
“There’s an awful lot of candidates who are going to be running, not just from the Senate, but Governors, former Governors, we’ve got Mayors, we’ve got a long list…,” Casey said. “It’s going to be a multi-candidate field and that’s probably the biggest understatement. They’ll be a lot of variety in that field, so we’ll have to see what happens.”
Casey comfortably defeated Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Luzerne) for a third term in the Senate last week.
The NBC News article also stated Casey’s belief that the Democrats need to “maintain their strength in urban and suburban districts, especially among women” and add to their totals in rural areas as well.
In NBC News exit polling, Casey and Barletta split the male vote in this election, while Casey carried the women vote by 28 points over his Republican challenger.
Although Casey didn’t win the rural vote, he believes he made great strides in these areas by carrying 44% of the vote, according to NBC News.
“I didn’t win it but getting (above) 40 percent is a significant victory,” Casey said, adding that he won rural women by two points, according to NBC News. “A lot of this comes down not just to an issue list, but to show you give a damn about their lives and their future and the future of their children.”
PoliticsPA is seeking comment from Sen. Casey for this story.