2012-10-24 / Local & State

Post-Gazette, Patriot-News Endorse US Sen. Casey

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The editorial boards of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Patriot-News of Harrisburg are endorsing Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey for a second term.

The Post-Gazette’s editorial Sunday said Casey has a history of working with both parties and is an active advocate for Pennsylvania. It says his record of public service is an “open book” that is “without a hint of scandal or lax performance.” It criticizes Republican challenger Tom Smith as someone who would “ramp up political polarization on Capitol Hill with his Tea Party agenda.”

The Patriot-News says Casey is a “solid member of the U.S. Senate who seeks out ways to work with, and has the respect of” Republicans and Democrats.

Both say Smith refused to meet with them.

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