KYW Newsradio: “U.S. Senator Bob Casey Came Out Swinging At a Campaign Stop in Philadelphia Friday, Where His Reelection Bid Got a Boost From Organized Labor and Mayor Cherelle Parker.”
Philadelphia Tribune: “Friday’s Speech Laid Out […] a Distinctive Choice Between Himself and the Hedge Fund Manager He Expects to Challenge Him.”
PENNSYLVANIA – On Friday, Senator Bob Casey addressed labor leaders and union members in Philadelphia, where he laid out the stakes of his re-election campaign for U.S. Senate. He highlighted his plan to keep fighting to deliver for Pennsylvania, from protecting womens’ and workers’ rights to lowering costs for hardworking families.
What They’re Saying:
Philadelphia Inquirer: Bob Casey acknowledges ‘long, tough race,’ ahead of him in match-up with McCormick
- “This is going to be a long, tough race,” Casey said from a podium at the Laborers’ District Council Training Institute on North Broad Street. “But I’m ready… because you know what, so much is on the line in this race for our commonwealth and for our country.”
- By holding his first campaign event with union members in “The Boyer Room,” named after Philadelphia labor leader Ryan Boyer, Casey made a direct appeal to unions in the state, several of which have already backed him. He framed his campaign as a fight for working people.
- Holding the event with Mayor Cherelle L. Parker, who was introduced as the most pro-union mayor in history, further positioned Casey as an ally of labor. Parker, the first woman to lead the city, helped amp up the crowd with her energetic introduction of Casey.
Philadelphia Tribune: Casey builds re-election case in campaign speech
- “I’m proud of my record and I’m looking forward to doing more,” Casey told his supporters. “There are fights out there we have to win, and a lot of those fights are going to be on the ballot in 2024. There’s fights we have to win for the people of our state.”
- Friday’s speech laid out his four “big fights” he plans to emphasize in his campaign, affirming his major legislative victories and creating a distinctive choice between himself and the hedge fund manager he expects to challenge him. Casey plans to show how he has protected rights, lowered costs, supported economic freedoms and advocated for the most vulnerable citizens.
- The senator brought up his victories in bringing valuable federal funding to Pennsylvania, notably the Infrastructure Act to help soften the pandemic. He also attacked McCormick as an anti-labor, pro-corporate politician known for working with China and the Communist Party. Casey warned that losing this election would put workers rights, women’s rights and the progress Pennsylvania has made during his years in the Senate, in grave danger.
- During the speech, Casey brought up his most visible campaign for consumers, referring to “greedflation”, driven by corporate profits under the guise of inflation. He cited that corporate profits rose five times more than the rate of inflation since the pandemic, costing consumers more for everyday goods and services.
WTXF Philadelphia Fox 29: Senator Bob Casey campaigns in Philadelphia with Mayor Parker
- Senator Bob Casey hit the campaign trail in north Philly today. He joined Mayor Cherelle Parker and local labor leaders to talk about his reelection campaign at the laborers’ building. Casey says organized labor is the backbone of Philadelphia and America’s middle class.
- U.S. Senator Bob Casey came out swinging at a campaign stop in Philadelphia Friday, where his reelection bid got a boost from organized labor and Mayor Cherelle Parker.
- [Parker] cited funding for SEPTA, infrastructure, and the creation of a Hydrogen Hub in the city as examples of Casey’s work.
- [Casey] showing outrage not only at what he called “greedflation,” blaming corporations for driving up prices with profit-taking, but also his Republican opponent David McCormick’s response to it, where he defended the corporations for jacking up those prices.