Casey Re-Elected to Senate

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U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, a socially conservative Democrat who sits on the Foreign Relations Committee, held onto his seat Tuesday despite a high-dollar campaign from challenger Tom Smith. 

 

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, a socially conservative Democrat who sits on the Foreign Relations Committee, held onto his seat Tuesday despite a high-dollar campaign from challenger Tom Smith. 

Republican Smith, a political newcomer and coal entrepreneur from Western Pennsylvania, spent roughly $17 million of his own money in an effort to close what had been a double-digit Casey lead. His efforts succeeded in heating up the race, yet Casey still managed to become the first Pennsylvania Democrat to win a second Senate term in half a century. 

Read the Exponent's earlier interview with Casey in which the senator discussed his views on Israel, his push for sanctions against Iran and domestic issues.

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