Trump to Campaign for Barletta in Luzerne County
Time to bring in the head honcho.
First reported by The Times Tribune and The Times Leader, President Donald Trump will visit the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township August 2 for a rally with Rep. Lou Barletta as he campaigns for U.S. Senate.
This news breaks just two days after Vice President Pence joined Barletta in Philadelphia to promote tax cuts, security, and the campaign to unseat incumbent Sen. Bob Casey. After Pence’s address, a fundraiser was held at the Union League for Barletta’s campaign, who trails Sen. Casey with cash on hand $9.8M to 1.56M.
Later that night, Trump took to Twitter to show his support for Pence’s visit and promote the campaign of one of his “first supporters”.
Lou Barletta was one of my first supporters. He is tough on Crime and Borders. Will be a great Senator from Pennsylvania. His opponent is WEAK on Crime, ICE and Borders. We need Lou! https://t.co/dcMSi4CPfb
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2018
Barletta’s home county of Luzerne was just one of three counties that voted for Obama in 2012 then for Trump in 2016.
Earlier today, Axios reported that advisers to President Trump say Scranton’s own Joe Biden is the Democrat he most fears running against, and that Pennsylvania is the state he most worries will flip against him in 2020.
Updated with exact location of the rally.