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Democrat Holds Razor-Thin Lead in PA Special Congressional Election

HeadlineMar 14, 2018
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In Pennsylvania, Democrat Conor Lamb is holding a razor-thin lead over Republican Rick Saccone as officials continue to count absentee and provisional ballots in Tuesday’s special congressional election. On Tuesday night, Democrat Conor Lamb, a former prosecutor and Marine Corps captain, declared victory in the race for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, which Trump carried by 20 points during the 2016 election. The race has not been called officially. Lamb is currently 600 votes ahead. The special election is being closely watched ahead of the 2018 midterms. Republican groups poured nearly $11 million into the race to try to avoid losing a district that Trump won easily in 2016. President Trump himself also traveled to Moon Township, Pennsylvania, to campaign for Saccone on Saturday. The special election fills the seat left vacant by Republican Tim Murphy, who resigned last year after revelations that the vehemently anti-abortion lawmaker had pressured a woman he was having an affair with to have an abortion.

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