Harrisburg, PA – Representative Lou Barletta announced that he will run for U.S. Senate. The Pennsylvania Republican is vying for the Senate seat held by Democrat Bob Casey.

Barletta was elected to the House as a crusader against illegal immigration. He was an early supporter of Donald Trump, and Trump has publicly suggested that Barletta should challenge either Casey or Gov. Tom Wolf.

Casey is in his second term on Senate after beating Sen. Rick Santorum in 2006. He carries a reputation for being a moderate Democrat but has also been a fierce critic of Trump.