TONIGHT, 7:00pm ET: Trump Looks to Boost Senate Candidate Barletta With PA Rally
Barletta trails Bob Casey by double-digits in latest polls.
President Trump heads to Pennsylvania for a rally Thursday night, beginning at 7:00pm ET on Fox News Channel.
The president will be stumping for Republican Senate candidate Lou Barletta, who trails by double-digits in the latest polls behind two-term incumbent Bob Casey (D-Pa.)
Barletta, a House Representative from Hazleton, will appear alongside Trump in Wilkes-Barre, hoping for a boost from the big crowd expected to turn out to hear Trump's address.
Lou Barletta will be a great Senator for Pennsylvania but his opponent, Bob Casey, has been a do-nothing Senator who only shows up at election time. He votes along the Nancy Pelosi, Elizabeth Warren lines, loves sanctuary cities, bad and expensive healthcare...
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 16, 2018
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
Trump is coming off an appearance in Tampa, where he spoke in support of Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), who's facing a tough primary in the gubernatorial race.
Barletta, one of Trump's earliest backers during the presidential campaign, said on "America's Newsroom" he believes Trump's visit will be a "game-changer" for him, explaining Trump is more popular in the Keystone State now than in Nov. 2016.
Trump won 12 of 14 counties in northeast Pennsylvania in 2016, narrowly losing the other two to Hillary Clinton. Barletta said no one predicted Trump would win the state two years ago and that the polls are getting closer "very fast."
"Donald Trump woke up the forgotten men and women who had no voice," he said, characterizing Sen. Casey as just as far left as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).
Watch live coverage of the rally, tonight at 7:00pm ET on Fox News Channel.