GOP Caucus Meeting Straw Poll Results: Senate
After three caucus meetings over the weekend, a clear picture of who has the inside track for the party’s endorsement is emerging. Congressman Lou Barletta leads all five candidates in the straw polls so far with 124 votes. The only other candidate to receive any votes was state Rep. Jim Christiana with 17 votes, all from the Central caucus.
“I am humbled by the incredible support I received from Republican State Committee members today,” Barletta said after the votes.
“Today’s votes are a clear indication that our campaign is gaining the momentum we need to defeat Senator Casey and send a strong message that Pennsylvania will be the top race in the country.”
Update: In the Southeast Caucus straw poll on Saturday, Barletta won again, picking up 62 votes in the poll.
“I again want to thank the caucus chairs and all of the committee members for the time and attention they put into this important process and for their hard work on behalf of the Republican Party. Our campaign is focused on uniting Pennsylvanians from every corner of the Commonwealth,” Barletta said.
2/3 Update: Barletta completed the sweep of the caucus straw polls with wins in the Southwest and Northwest Caucuses.
“I am honored to receive the support of the Southwest and Northwest Caucus members and look forward to continuing to unite people across Pennsylvania to defeat Senator Casey and advance our pro-jobs, pro-America agenda through the Senate,” Barletta said.
While the straw polls are non-binding, Barletta’s win in all six caucuses bodes well going into the party’s endorsement meeting this coming weekend.
Below are the caucus votes from the weekend. They will be updated as the votes continue in the coming weeks.