Casey’s new campaign coalition focuses on older Pennsylvania voters • Pennsylvania Capital-Star

Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey’s campaign is launching a new initiative aimed at courting older voters who reliably show up to the polls and who could prove pivotal in 2024 races.

First shared with Capital-Star, the “Seniors for Casey” coalition has more than 100 seniors across the state, including former Gov. Ed Rendell, former Philadelphia Mayor John Street and former SEIU International Vice President Rosemary Trump.

His campaign told the Capital-Star that assisting seniors in Pennsylvania is a top priority for Casey and touted his record of promoting legislation that benefits seniors.

“This coalition will help ensure that their priorities for seniors are shared across the state from now until Election Day through events, outreach, organizing and conversations within their communities,” Maddy McDaniel told the Capital-Star. , Bob Casey’s spokesman for the Senate. “Senator Casey has championed seniors’ issues during his tenure in the Senate and this coalition is simply another way he focuses them on his work.”

Casey, who is seeking a fourth term in the United States Senate, serves as president of the Special Committee on Aging. His campaign highlights Casey’s efforts to reduce costs, protect seniors from scams and financial exploitation, tenure long term care facilities responsible and protecting Social Security and Medicare. It has also been endorsed by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicarea left-wing advocacy group.

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Seniors have been a key part of Casey’s re-election bid in the past, but recent polls suggest he is running neck-and-neck with Republican rival David McCormick among this group of voters. A AARP Pennsylvania The state election poll released May 7 showed Casey leading McCormick by 4 points among voters 18 and older, and McCormick by 1 point over Casey among voters 50 and older.

During Casey’s most recent reelection in 2018 over then-Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, Casey won voters 50-64 by 5 points and defeated Barletta with voters 65 and older by 17 points. He won the election by 13 points in total.

Pennsylvania has one of the larger older populations between the disputed states. And Casey isn’t the only candidate for office looking to secure a victory among older voters. Bloomberg Reports President Joe Biden’s campaign has been courting this group of voters by hosting bingo games in key states and running ads during shows with large audiences of older people, such as Price is Right.