President Trump congratulated U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta on Wednesday after Barletta's win in the Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Senate primary race — though it's not the first time the president has thrown him support.
After defeating State Rep. Jim Christiana of Beaver in Tuesday's primary, Barletta, a Trump ally, will appear on the ballot in November against incumbent two-term Democrat Sen. Bob Casey.
"He will be a great Senator and will represent his people well — like they haven't been represented in many years," Trump said Wednesday morning on Twitter. "Lou is a friend of mine and a special guy, he will very much help MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!"
In response, Barletta thanked the president.
"Just like you've never turned your back on the American people, I will never turn my back on Pennsylvania," he wrote. "Help is on the way in the Senate!"
In October, Trump also called Barletta a "great guy" who will "win big" during a rally in Harrisburg.
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