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Sen. Casey ends consideration of a presidential run in 2020

FILE- In this July 25, 2016, file photo Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., speaks during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania is ending any consideration of joining a potentially crowded Democratic field running for president in 2020.

Casey's statement Friday comes a couple months after he dropped hints that he was considering a run, fresh off easily winning a third term in the Senate.

The mild-mannered 58-year-old son of the late governor had said he was concerned about a Democratic nominee winning Pennsylvania. The state was crucial to President Donald Trump's capturing the White House.

But now Casey's saying he has "no doubt" that the Democratic Party will nominate a candidate who can win Pennsylvania and the presidency.

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