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Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.)


Biography
Political Highlights: Pa. auditor general, 1997-2005; sought Democratic nomination for governor, 2002; Pa. treasurer, 2005-07; U.S. Senate, 2007-present
Born: April 13, 1960; Scranton, Pa.
Residence: Scranton
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Terese Casey; four children
Education: College of the Holy Cross, A.B. 1982; Catholic U. of America, J.D. 1988
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2006 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry (Jobs, Rural Economic Growth & Energy Innovation; Livestock and Dairy; Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Food & Agricultural Research - Chairman); Finance (Fiscal Responsibility & Economic Growth; Health Care; Taxation & IRS Oversight - Chairman); Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (Children & Families; Employment & Workplace Safety - Chairman); Special Aging; Joint Economic

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2012generalBob Casey (D) 3,021,36453.7
Tom Smith (R) 2,509,13244.6
Rayburn Smith (LIBERT) 96,9261.7
2006generalBob Casey (D) 2,392,98458.7
Rick Santorum (R) 1,684,77841.3
Roll Call Vitals

10th

Pennsylvania is 10th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

22,061

Twitter Followers (@SenBobCasey)

64th

Sen. Bob Casey has the 64th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.


Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.