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ICYMI: Sen. Bob Casey goes after Dave McCormick on Connecticut residency [KDKA]

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PENNSYLVANIA – Senator Casey sat down with Jon Delano at KDKA to discuss his re-election campaign and what he’s delivered for western Pennsylvania. 

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ICYMI: KDKA: Sen. Bob Casey goes after Dave McCormick on Connecticut residency

  • ​​The race between Sen. Bob Casey and his Republican challenger, former hedge fund CEO Dave McCormick, is expected to be one of the most hotly contested elections in the nation.
  • […] it didn’t take Casey long to label McCormick a Connecticut Yankee for living outside the state for many years. 
  • “He hasn’t told the truth about where he lives,” Casey said. “He lives in Connecticut. He hasn’t been truthful about that. So, you have an out-of-state candidate who’s being supported by out-of-state billionaires.”
  • Just before his run for U.S. Senate in 2022, McCormick, who is divorced and remarried, sold his home in Connecticut, bought a home in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill and rented another home in Connecticut.
  • But Casey says McCormick’s long out-of-state residency, coupled with his work for a hedge fund associated with multi-millionaires, demonstrates who he will represent in the Senate.
  • “He hadn’t voted in Pennsylvania in about 16 years. So, I think that’s going to be an issue. But I think, ultimately, it’s going to be about whose side you are on,” Casey said. 
  • Casey sees himself as a soft-spoken doer who gets things done for this part of Pennsylvania. 
  • “The bridge investment alone is about a quarter of a billion dollars, just for bridges,” Casey said. “But there’s investments for K-12 education, investments for communities all across the board, whether it was in the infrastructure bill, the American Rescue legislation, or otherwise. So we’ve been able to get resources to communities to try to lift them up, but we still have work to do, so I want to keep delivering.”
  • Casey says McCormick’s work at the hedge fund to promote China will be another issue. 
  • “When China cheats, Pennsylvania loses jobs. So he’s helped to fuel that rise of China, and I think that’s going to be a major issue in the campaign,” Casey said.
  • Delano: “So you’re suggesting he’s soft on China?”
  • Casey: “I don’t think there’s any question about it compared to what I’ve been doing.”