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March 01, 2017

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey announces several town hall meetings

Pennsylvania's other senator, Pat Toomey, hasn't set any up, despite strong urging from constituents

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U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., at the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., has announced plans to lead a series of town hall meetings throughout Pennsylvania, with the first to be held on March 12 in Philadelphia.

An exact location and time for the first town hall haven't been announced.

Related: 'Tuesdays with Toomey' protesters demand senator hold a real town hall

A statement from Casey's office said the reason for the town hall-style meetings is because that’s what the public is requesting. 

"Having heard the demand of constituents for town hall-style events, Casey will convene this event to engage directly with his constituents," the statement said.

There has not been any word from Pennsylvania's other U.S. senator, Pat Toomey, R-Pa., on hosting in-person town hall meetings, despite a strong urging from his constituents, including from weekly demonstrators with the group Tuesdays with Toomey.