Pennsylvania Democrats defended him after Republicans accused three-term Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) of having little influence.
of pittsburgh post gazette A deep dive into Mr. Casey’s three terms in office. Although he has been in Washington, D.C., for almost three full terms as a senator, or 16 years, many Republicans say he lacks real influence in the nation’s capital.
Christopher Nicholas, Harrisburg District Republican Consultant Said“Don’t you think he’s going to be famous for something if he stays in office that long?” Being boring and unremarkable is what has helped him survive this long. He gets praise for that. But that’s not saying much. ”
Vince Galko, a Republican strategist in northeastern Pennsylvania, said the Pennsylvania Democrat’s lack of name recognition is “a blow against him.”
He said, “He probably represents Pennsylvania today, the middle of the road. Keep your head down and do your job well. But it’s smart. [David] “What kind of return on investment are Pennsylvanians getting for Bob Casey?” McCormick said.
J.J. Balaban, a Philadelphia-based Democratic strategist, said voters in the Keystone State prefer a quiet but effective leader over someone who tackles national issues.
“The assumption that mainstream and independent voters want someone in Washington who is louder and more obnoxious is highly questionable than someone who is constantly bickering on cable news and engaging in food fights. “Many voters want a certain level of quiet effectiveness,” he said.
Elizabeth Gregory, a spokeswoman for Republican Senate candidate David McCormick, who is seeking to oust Mr. Casey, said the Pennsylvania Democratic Party had little effect.
“What Bob Casey is known for is being a rubber stamp for Joe Biden. Casey has shown little in his 17 years in Washington, passing just one bill in Congress last year. It was to rename the court.Senator Casey has voted for Joe Biden’s failed agenda 98% of the time, making him the wrong leader for Pennsylvania during this difficult time. We’ve proven that,” Gregory said.
According to GovTrack research, Mr. Casey ranks sixth in the Senate for the number of laws passed, many of which address product safety rules to protect children, home fire safety, and discrimination against pregnant women. Related to prevention, etc.
of post gazette Casey noted that although he has served three terms in the Senate, he has not chaired any committees.
Sean Moran is a policy reporter at Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMoran3.