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Bob Casey’s Unlikely Alliance

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Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., left, looks at the crowd of supporters with Sen. Bob Casey at a rally outside the Lancaster, Pa., train station Saturday, April 19, 2008.

Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., left, looks at the crowd of supporters with Sen. Bob Casey at a rally outside the Lancaster, Pa., train station Saturday, April 19, 2008. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Despite Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Bob Casey’s self-described “pro-life” views, he’s been able to form alliances with progressives who support abortion rights. On this episode, we talk with WHYY reporter Dave Davies to examine the tightrope act Casey walks in garnering political support as a Democrat while trying to stay true to his ideals.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this episode incorrectly identified former Pennsylvania US Senator Rick Santorum as Evangelical.  He is Catholic.

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