My Name is Reilly Barletta.

You’ve probably heard of me – I’m an English Cream Golden Retriever and Lou’s best pal.

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People say if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog. So, Lou got me!

Lou and I go everywhere together, from the campaign trail in Pennsylvania to the halls of Congress. I was even named the Cutest Dog on Capitol Hill! And unlike politicians in Washington, I’m always happy to see Lou.

But I’m more than a handsome face. I’m a constant reminder to Lou that his top priority is standing up for the most vulnerable, including animals.

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When it comes to promoting animal welfare, Lou does more than just bark. Lou fights to protect animals like me. Just look at his record:
  • Cosponsored the Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act, which protects the human and animal victims of domestic violence and supports the work of battered women’s shelters to accommodate pets.
  • Cosponsored the Prevent Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, which makes malicious animal cruelty a crime on federal property and in interstate commerce, and complements state anti-cruelty laws.
  • Cosponsored the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, which strengthens federal law against the “soring” of show horses, whereby caustic chemicals and other painful substances are used to injure horses’ hooves and legs to induce a high-stepping gait.
  • Cosponsored the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, which prohibits the slaughter and export of horses for human consumption overseas.

I’m proud of the work Lou has done for me and other four-legged friends.

If you care about the humane treatment of animals, you should join me in supporting my best friend, Lou.

Ruff!

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Welcome to My Campaign Blog!

08.13.18

Me and my pal Lou are back on the road to kick off the second week of the Red, White and Lou statewide bus tour.  We are being joined by my four-legged pal Winnie, Lou’s daughter Lindsey’s pup!  I love my humans, but it’s nice to have another dog on the trail!  It was rainy as we trekked across eastern and central Pennsylvania toward Altoona.  We kicked off the the day with a packed lunch in Lewisburg where Lou talked about his support for lowering the taxes of hardworking Pennsylvania families.  The crowd was very excited to hear about this because they know Bob Casey loves raising our taxes and he even voted against the tax cuts that reduced the tax burden of 90% of all Americans (Grrrrrrrr…).  We then headed west to Blair County where the local Republican Party held a meet-and-greet with over 300 supporters (!!!) for Lou in Altoona.  Everyone was so friendly and happy to meet Lou.  They all said Bob Casey has been sleeping on the job… must be why President Trump calls him “Sleepin’ Bob!”  Tomorrow is going to be a big day, so tune in for some exciting news as the Red, White, and Lou (AND REILLY!!) tour heads to Johnstown and Pittsburgh!

08.09.18

What a day, what a week!  Me and my buddy Lou wrapped up the first leg of the Red, White, and Lou bus tour across Pennsylvania today by traveling to Fayette, Indiana, and Huntingdon Counties!  We got to see how fences are made in Blairsville and meet a bunch of new friends at a meet and greet in Uniontown.  But you know me, the best part of my day was visiting the Huntingdon County Fair!  I kept hoping and watching for someone to drop their funnel cake… but no one did.  I can’t blame them, they looked so good that I’d be extra careful too!  We’ll be back blogging next week when the Red, White, and Lou tour is on the road again with stops in Altoona, Pittsburgh and State College!

08.08.18

Day three of the Red, White, and Lou bus tour and I’m already tuckered out, but my human Lou seems to be gaining steam!  Today we headed to New Castle.  Did you know New Castle is the Hot Dog Capital of the World?!  Well it is… trust us because we had more than a few!  Then we headed to Mario’s in Beaver to meet some new friends of Lou’s campaign at a meet-and-greet.  We ended the day in Pittsburgh meeting with an Allegheny County Republican dinner.  Tomorrow we start making our way back east with stops in Uniontown, Indiana, and Huntingdon!

08.07.18

Me and my human Lou had another great day on our bus tour across Pennsylvania.  Lou had a huge breakfast reception in Gettysburg.  About 100 new friends filled the historic Dobbin House to hear about Lou’s commitment to put Pennsylvania first!  We then hopped on the bus and drove all the way to Westmoreland County where Lou got to tour Hamill Manufacturing.  I didn’t get to come on the tour with Lou though, but he told me all about the cool metal products they produce.  I did get to go to Lou’s next stop where some new friends in Irwin held a house party for us!  But Lou saved the best for last when I got to go with him to the Butler Farm Show!  Lou’s friend, Congressman Mike Kelly, joined us as we saw all the other animals and learned about Pennsylvania agriculture.  Lou even snuck me a funnel cake and frozen lemonade (shhhhh... )!  It was a long… RUFF… day but so much fun!  Can’t wait to be back on the bus tomorrow as my buddy Lou visits New Castle, Beaver, and Pittsburgh!

08.06.18
Today we kicked off my buddy Lou Barletta's “Red, White, and Lou” Tour and we had a blast!  So many of our friends in our hometown of Hazleton came out to send us off.  I was even interviewed by WBRE-TV. But our best stop came next… Lou took me to Duke’s Delites in the Lehigh Valley that makes dog treats.  So while Lou learned about their programs to help developmentally disabled folks learn work skills, I got to eat some tasty treats! We then headed down to Lebanon County where Lou got to tell new friends about how he wants to help the farmers in rural Pennsylvania succeed.  The people were so nice and Lou got to eat some good people food there (he snuck me some leftovers, so trust me… it was good!).  It was such a fun day to start Lou’s big bus tour!  Check in tomorrow to hear about our big day in Gettysburg and at the Butler Fair!