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Lamb Insists Pa. Special Election Not a Referendum on Trump

Lamb Insists Pa. Special Election Not a Referendum on Trump

Polls close at 8 p.m.

At a rally for Saccone on Saturday night in the heart of the district, which stretches from the suburbs of Pittsburgh to the border with West Virginia, Trump laid out the stakes in Tuesday's vote.

The most money spent on a special House race - or any House race - was $55 million past year in suburban Atlanta, in Democrats' failed effort to take a GOP-held seat.

In the case of today's 18th congressional district race in suburban Pittsburgh, Democrats may have already won - no matter who actually wins the race. "Personally, I like Rick Saccone".

Saccone told Maria Bartiromo of Fox Business Network in an Election Day interview that Trump is "getting beat up in Washington" by the media, bureaucrats and Hollywood. "I've talked to many of these on the left".

Lamb acknowledges the intense opposition to Trump among liberal voters but says the election shouldn't be about Trump.

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Tuesday's special election for Pennsylvania's 18th District ought to be a slam dunk for Republicans.

Delano: Conor Lamb comes from a Democratic political family with deep roots in Allegheny County politics.

So, Clinton describes Trump voters as backward, bigoted, racist and misogynistic and the 52 percent of the white female voters who supported him as timid housewives cowed by the men in their lives. Privately, some Republican insiders say if the party had picked Reschenthaler, Lamb would have had no shot at winning. The seat became vacant when former Republican Representative Tim Murphy admitted to cheating on his wife. Rank-and-file workers helped Trump carry the district by 20 percentage points in 2016.

In the same poll last month, Saccone held a small lead above his Democratic opponent - 49 percent to 46 percent, making Lamb's recent support jump a fairly good indicator for Democrats heading into Tuesday.

The 60-year-old Air Force veteran turned state lawmaker and college instructor enjoys enthusiastic backing from social conservatives who've anchored his state career, and he's perhaps at his most animated when he touts his opposition to abortion rights. "The Trump voters have to get out and vote". He's tweeted for Saccone and twice campaigned for him. Republicans have a 24-seat advantage in the House pending the outcome in Pennsylvania.

Republican congressional candidate Rick Saccone attends a campaign event in Elizabeth Township, Pennsylvania, March 12. "Vote for Rick Saccone and keep it going!"

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Tuesday's election, then, carries little threat to Trump in the sense that it could swing the balance of power in the House, opening a path to his impeachment. That the race is even contested at all says a lot about how Trump is being viewed now in an area he crushed a year-and-a-half ago. Jobs and wages up. And with 11 days to go in the race, Lamb's campaign has over $800,000 in cash on hand, to Saccone's $300,000.

"This guy should win easily", Trump told the crowd at the rally.

"I feel, as a Conor Lamb supporter, we need to get in there and change the vote and just make sure that we take over the House".

Polls are open in western Pennsylvania as voters settle a high profile special congressional race being watched for clues to the upcoming midterm elections. He also ran firmly opposed to Nancy Pelosi being the Democratic leader. The group is North America's largest industrial labor union.

For the weeks of February 4 and February 11, roughly two-thirds of the broadcast television ads from Saccone's campaign, the super PAC Congressional Leadership Fund and the National Republican Congressional Committee mentioned taxes, according to a POLITICO analysis of data from Advertising Analytics.

Besides bruising the president, a Lamb defeat also could shake Republican self-assurance that their new tax law is an omnipotent offense and defense in their midterm matchups.

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But the Republican nominee finds himself risking an upset that would rattle GOP confidence as it tries to defend its House majority.


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