Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Pennsylvania special election is a close race

Pennsylvania special election is a close race

Even with, say, a three-seat majority, the Republicans would select all the committee chairmen and thwart any investigation into the misdeeds of the Trump administration.

Conor Lamb, Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, speaks during a campaign rally with members of the United Mine Workers of America at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, on Sunday.

"I've talked to so many of these [people] on the left, and they have a hatred for our president", said Saccone. When they cheered he responded, "I like you too. And I tell you, many of them have a hatred for our country". "And they have a hatred for our president". His staff said the candidate himself held no public events Monday and scheduled no media availability.

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.

In addition, the GOP faces the whiff of scandal, since the reason for the election was the resignation of Rep. Tim Murphy, a pro-life Republican who reportedly pressured his mistress to end her pregnancy.

By Tuesday morning, Republicans were openly fretting that Lamb might win the race, and rattle the president's party ahead of this year's midterms. He has a 2-point advantage in the final pre-election RealClearPolitics (RCP) polling average.

The vice president argues that Trump's entire agenda is on the line in a race that is being viewed as a bellwether of a challenging midterm election cycle for Republicans.

"Just because my father's not on the ticket, they have to show up and vote", Trump Jr. said according to the Tribune Review. "Get out there and vote". Lamb, a 33-year-old a political newcomer, is a former prosecutor and retired Marine.

The fight between Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone and Democrat Conor Lamb has drawn national attention as a bellwether for the midterm election in November.

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"This is Trump country", he said. "Vote for Rick Saccone and keep it going". But the race has tightened in the closing weeks with ten of millions of dollars and marquee names like President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden coming to the southwestern Pennsylvania district to get their voters to the polls. "He has insisted this is all about the 18th [Congressional District]", Madonna said.

The blame game began early for why the Republican district was appearing to lean toward Democrats.

Democrat Conor Lamb, meanwhile (shown above left), has downplayed the national importance of the race and staked out positions that are a good deal more moderate than those espoused by most Democrats in Congress. The bulk of Republican Party-backed TV ads linked Lamb to Pelosi, notwithstanding his criticism of her; other ads warned that he would have opposed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. "These people are very happy to have the bonuses that they received". The White House has blamed the potential loss on Saccone.

Registered Republican Brett Gelb voted for Saccone, largely because the Republican candidate promised to support the president.

Republicans in the Trump era had found similar fault with other struggling candidates. One of them is in the Pennsylvania district that's holding a special election to fill a seat in Congress. The candidate campaigned with him twice.

Not only did the president campaign for Moore, tweet for Moore - but Trump essentially saved Moore's campaign after numerous and detailed sexual assault allegations were leveled against the Republican candidate.

Saccone finds himself risking an upset that would rattle GOP confidence as it tries to defend its House majority. Lamb took in around $3.3 million during this period, compared to about $700,000 for Saccone.

"He's such a great speaker", Saccone said Sunday on Fox News.

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