U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta's political reputation was built on a controversial 2006 law aimed at an influx of Latino immigrants to his hometown of Hazleton. Barletta, now challenging U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr., defends the law, even though it was never enforced and cost the borough of 25,000 residents nearly $1.7 million in legal expenses.
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, a California Democrat, came to town for U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. Harris is a much-discussed potential candidate for president in 2020, despite being just 18 months into her first six-year term as a senator. Barack Obama was in a similar position a dozen years ago.
Theresa Wright, an accountant wants to increase corporate taxes and lower them for small businesses that hire locally. She is one of 10 Democrats campaigning for U.S. House in Pennsylvania's newly drawn Fifth District.