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Republican Rick Saccone defeat to Democrat Conor Lamb in a special U.S. house election in southwestern Pennsylvania Wednesday, eight days after the voters went to the polls.
Lamb tweeted that Saccone had ” congratulated me [and] graciously cashed in on the last Tuesday of the election,” and said he was “[r]eady to be sworn in and get to work for the people” of the state’s 18 electoral district.
Just got off the phone with my opponent, @RickSaccone4PA, who congratulated me & graciously cashed in on last Tuesday’s election. I congratulate Mr. Saccone for a close, hard-fought race & wish him only the best.
To be ready to be sworn in and get to work for the people in #PA18.
— Conor Lamb (@ConorLambPA) March 21, 2018
Upset victory means that the Democrats must pick up seats, a network of 23 Republicans to take back control of the house of representatives in the November midterm elections.
With all districts reporting in the period immediately after the 13. March special election, lamb led Saccone of 627 votes more than 228,000 votes. However, Lamb’s leadership grew to around 750 votes as election workers in the Pittsburgh-area district, the counties counted provisional, military and overseas.
Lamb success of the Republican Tim Murphy, who resigned in October amid a sex scandal, the presented text messages in which the ‘pro-life’ politicians urged to consider his mistress to have an abortion, as she believed that she was pregnant.
Lamb underlines status as the underdog in the race, President of Trump, the 18 district won by 20 points in 2016, while Murphy was re-elected to an eighth term, without a Democratic opponent.
In the race, the 33 Trump-year-old lamb played down the opposition, who remains more popular in the district than at the national level. He rejected a far-reaching new gun legislation and supports Trump’s steel tariffs, but he is a sharp critic of the Republicans’ tax cuts and their economic and health policy.
Saccone, 60, adhered to Republican Orthodoxy, and openly embraced Trump, the many times of his name and visited in person twice, including a noisy rally on Saturday in front of the voters cast ballots.
Outside Republican groups spent more than $10 million — about seven times as much as outside groups spent, for lamb with a lot of lamb attack as a stooge for the national Democrats, particularly House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Lamb, however, distanced himself from Pelosi and gave national Democrats at arm’s length, while he slightly outraised Saccone in the campaign cash.
Lamb and Saccone are expected to have for the Congress in different districts later this year, after the Supreme court of Pennsylvania redrew the state’s electoral district map.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.