Pennsylvania Congressman Lou Barletta has introduced his candidacy for U.S. Senate.
The Republican consultant launched a marketing campaign video on Tuesday saying his run for the seat held by two-time period Democrat Sen. Bob Casey.
The Pennsylvania Republican’s entry into the race was extensively anticipated after The Related Press 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.