Rep. Lou Barletta from PA Will Challenge and Beat Democrat Senator Bob Casey in 2018

Sweet Lou Barletta is going to take out Democrat, Bob Casey in PA come November 2018!

http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-pa-lou-barletta-senate-bob-casey-20170731-story.html

From the article linked above:

Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, a Pennsylvanian who is one of President Donald Trump’s staunchest congressional allies, appears to be close to launching a U.S. Senate challenge to Democrat Bob Casey.

Casey, from Scranton and first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006, enters next year’s re-election race favored by a voter registration advantage for Democrats. But Trump was able to overcome those statewide odds, and the incumbent Democrat — and vocal Trump critic — will be among 10 Senate Democrats defending seats in states that Trump won last year.

Barletta was a visible supporter of Trump during his presidential campaign last year, and having the president’s support could be significant in an expensive statewide contest. He endorsed Trump a month before the Pennsylvania primary, when few congressmen were doing so. Barletta and U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-10th District, became campaign surrogates, with Trump nicknaming the duo “Thunder and Lightning.”

He’s remained a vocal critic of illegal immigration, and has been supportive of Trump’s efforts to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

This would be the same state that has seen an explosion when it comes to coal production!

Look what state is benefiting from the Ukraine deal! Hint: From the TRUMP BELT.

https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2017-07-31/ukraine-coal-exports-part-of-trump-bid-to-counter-russian-energy

From the article linked above:

A Pennsylvania company will send 700,000 tons of coal to Ukraine in a deal the administration of President Donald Trump heralded as an important tool to undercut the power Russia has over its European neighbors.

At a ceremony in Kiev Monday, Pennsylvania-based Xcoal Energy & Resources LLC announced an agreement with Ukraine power generator Centrenergo PJSC to supply the 700,000 tons for this winter season. Ukraine’s initial purchase for 210,000 tons will be at a price of $113 a ton, Oleh Kozemko, acting chief executive officer of Centrenergo, told reporters during a press conference in Kiev.

“Russia makes its money through selling of oil, and we’ve got underneath us more oil than anybody, and nobody knew it until five years ago,” he told reporters earlier this month. “And I want to use it.”
The contract represents the first time U.S. origin thermal coal has been supplied to a customer in Ukraine, Latrobe, Pennsylvania-based Xcoal said in a statement. The deal will create and sustain hundreds of jobs for Pennsylvania coal miners, it said.

“The U.S. coal will replace Russian origin coal at existing thermal power plants, i.e. energy security and diversification,” Ernie Thrasher, Xcoal’s chief executive officer said by email.

 

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