More trouble for Trump’s candidate in Pennsylvania special election

An estimated $16 million has been spent over the last 100 days to influence voters ahead of Tuesday, when voters will choose between Republican Rick Saccone and Democrat Conor Lamb.


Jake Harrison, a 21-year-old senior, supports Saccone, 60, a state representative, mainly because he is the GOP candidate.

“He’s Conor the chameleon”.

Saccone was very public Monday, staging a tour of Sarris’ sweets in Canonsburg with Donald Trump, Jr.

Except that it is more like he said the Denver Broncos were illegal and he picked up no votes in Tallahassee, because Tallahassee isn’t really that anxious about the Broncos. It’s not just the miners. It’s the pensions of many of our labor unions.

He blasts the new Republican tax law as a gift to the wealthy and paints congressional Republicans, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, as a threat to Social Security and Medicare.

Similarly, Trump himself endorsed and campaigned for Saccone, including a Saturday night rally in the district.

We will impeach the president. “My focus remains on the same people I have gotten to know throughout this campaign, not the numbering of Congressional districts”, Saccone said in a statement. A member of the Christian right, he is pro-life, anti-union, pro-gun and a fierce defender of the second amendment.

Lamb has dramatically outraised Saccone by pulling in $3.9 million since last October. “You have a lot of students campaigning for both sides, but it’s an interesting conversation”. Saccone told the mother of an opioid addict at a panel on the crisis a year ago, “Do I take it from the autistic children?” “I’m not going to do any Wednesday morning quarterbacking until Wednesday”. “It’s been an overwhelmingly positive response from them”. Earlier polling showed Saccone with a more significant edge in the race.

Polls – and the national attention that comes with them – have started shifting in Lamb’s direction, putting him in a position to pull off one of the biggest electoral upsets of the post-Trump era.

That agenda is, of course, the President’s agenda. Republicans have spent more than $10 million to prevent a defeat in the district, which Trump won in 2016 by 20 percentage points.

But that is hardly a done deal, which is why Trump Jr. joined Saccone on Monday.

Since taking office, Trump has been an active campaigner for Republicans in primaries and special elections, with mixed results.

“We had five to six thousand people in there”.

At Lamb headquarters, volunteers were on the phones calling their supporters to make sure they vote, too.

“You’d be so bored”, Trump said as he brushed off criticism that he should change his ways. Candelore said the company, founded in 1960, has added 80 new jobs since Congress passed a tax reform plan championed by Trump.

“My opponent would vote against every one of those things”.

“I haven’t been this excited about a congressional election in years”, she says. But it might be a blueprint for other Democrats running in House districts that Trump carried easily in 2016. “He has no record, come on”.

Likewise, if Lamb outperformed Clinton in the most heavily Democratic areas and most Republican areas, and, for the purposes of debate, took 72 percent of the vote in the bluest areas where Clinton only took 56 percent and 41 percent in the reddest areas where Clinton only took 26 percent, that would still only get Lamb within nine points.

So why not just get rid of them?

To underscore his action, Trump took a swipe at former President Ronald Reagan, a Republican, saying, “He was a great cheerleader for the country”. They tow the line.

Trump also said that the country should discuss having drug dealers face the death penalty, as they do in China and elsewhere because they are responsible for thousands of deaths.

Delano: “Is this election a referendum on your father’s performance in the White House?” “I don’t think that will be the case here in Pennsylvania”. This is a small, in many respects, a small special election.

Both parties would nevertheless benefit from a talking point going into November’s midterms. The Salem Democrat also raised almost $80,000 on Lamb’s behalf.


While Lamb has intentionally kept the national party at arm’s length, he welcomed Vice President Joe Biden into the district last week, who compared Lamb’s call to serve to his own late son’s, Beau.

Congressman Seth Moulton address the crowd during a Stand With Planned Parenthood rally at the Boston Common in Boston MA

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