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Casey ends consideration of a presidential run in 2020

January 18, 2019
FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., gives a victory speech during his election night party in Scranton, Pa. Casey is ending any consideration of joining a potentially crowded Democratic field running for president in 2020. Casey’s statement Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, comes a couple months after he dropped hints that he was considering a run, fresh off easily winning a third term in the Senate.(Jake Danna Stevens/The Times-Tribune via AP, File)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania is ending any consideration of joining a potentially crowded Democratic field running for president in 2020.

Casey’s statement Friday comes a couple months after he dropped hints that he was considering a run, fresh off easily winning a third term in the Senate.

The mild-mannered 58-year-old son of the late governor had said he was concerned about a Democratic nominee winning Pennsylvania. The state was crucial to President Donald Trump’s capturing the White House.

But now Casey’s saying he has “no doubt” that the Democratic Party will nominate a candidate who can win Pennsylvania and the presidency.

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