U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta will announce his candidacy for U.S. Senate on Tuesday.
Marketing campaign spokesman Jon Anzo advised The Related Press on Monday night time that Barletta will launch a video saying his run for the Senate seat held by two-time period Democrat Bob Casey.
The Pennsylvania Republican’s entry into the race was extensively anticipated after the AP reported final month that Barletta had relayed his plans to GOP officers and activists.
Barletta, the previous mayor of the small Pennsylvania metropolis of Hazleton, rose to political prominence as a foe of unlawful immigration. He was an early supporter of President Donald Trump, who urged him to run for Senate.