Casey plans to visit The Corner Room, 100 W. College Ave., at 11 a.m. tomorrow, said Penn State College Democrats President Drew McGehrin and Centre County Democratic Committee Chairman Greg Stewart.
McGehrin (senior-history and religious studies) said Casey and the Democrats usually win Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Casey needs to target voters in Centre County and at Penn State, where he feels he can pick up some votes, McGehrin said.
"Centre County, and this immediate area, is usually blue in the middle of a red area," McGehrin said. "He's running for senator of Pennsylvania, and trying to secure this area is a gesture toward his re-election hopes."
Casey is a strong advocate of manufacturing and agriculture, McGehrin said, which will resonate with voters in this area.
But Jordan Harris, chairman of the Penn State College Republicans, said he's not really sure what Bob Casey has done over the last six years, other than support President Barack Obama's health care plan and a widely unpopular internet piracy bill.
Casey worries about being his ability to win the county, Harris (senior-history and economics) said.
"The fact that he's coming here shows to me that the race is close," Harris said. "He's crawled out of his cave to campaign around the state."
Harris said Casey is trying to counteract the appearance of former Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry and Casey's challenger, Tom Smith in State College. They will be at Mitt Romney's State College Victory Office, 205 E. Beaver Ave., Saturday afternoon, as previously reported.