Real estate investor Jeffrey Bartos announced April 24 that he will seek the Republican Party nomination to challenge Pennsylvania Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey in 2018, according to the Associated Press.
Bartos, 44, lives in Montgomery County. This is his first run for elected office.
Bartos, who is the president of commercial and residential real estate management and development company ESB Holdings LLC, told Breitbart News that Casey doesn’t represent Pennsylvania effectively.
“We need a fresh face. We need an outsider. We need a business person to go down to Washington to tackle the reforms, to tackle the challenges and fight for Pennsylvania’s industries, to fight for Pennsylvania’s jobs and the welfare of all Pennsylvanians,” Bartos told Breitbart.
Others planning to challenge Casey — who is seeking a third term — include Republican state Reps. Rick Saccone and Jim Christiana, Republican Andrew Shecktor and Libertarian Dale Kerns, according to the AP.