Pennsylvania special election: A Trump embarrassment or close call?

Pennsylvania special election: A Trump embarrassment or close call?

Republicans are hoping to avoid an embarrassing defeat in a district that has voted Republican since 2002.

Both candidates back Trump's new plan to impose steel and aluminum tariffs. Recounts by permits and partial recounts are allowed as well.

Nervous Nellie Republicans can take some consolation in the fact that Democrats still have miles to go to recoup the 1,042 seats up and down the ballot that, by Fox News' count, they lost during the hopey-changey presidency of Barack Obama.

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. They can gain some major "Mo"(mentum) here tonight that could help bring in a big "W" in November.

Callaway voted for Trump in 2016 because, he said, he wanted change.

But it's not at all clear that such campaigning persuades Trump voters to vote for someone other than Trump. They are Republican state Representative Richard Saccone, Democratic former assistant USA attorney and Marine Corps veteran Conor Lamb, and Libertarian Drew Miller.

"There hasn't been an open seat for a long time and, you know, they see they might have an opportunity, so they're going to do everything they can to get there", Saccone said. If Democrats lose, they'll point to the district's history and call a close race a win for them anyway (though Democrats have flipped 39 state legislative seats since Trump took office, they haven't been able to do it for a congressional seat).

"They're all watching", President Donald Trump told a Pennsylvania crowd on Saturday ahead of Tuesday's hotly contested House special election taking place in a district that he won by almost 20 points in 2016.

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Just previous year, Democrat Doug Jones was propelled to an Alabama special election victory over Republican Roy Moore when more than $10 million of outside money went to supporting Jones and opposing Moore, compared to under $3.3 million spent supporting Moore and opposing Jones.

On the ground, it's been a coalition of anti-Trump groups, many that sprouted after Trump's election and led by women, that have been the volunteer backbone of the Lamb campaign.

Some Republican operatives, speaking on condition of anonymity, have been laying part of the blame on Saccone's skills as a campaigner.

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

Democrat Conor Lamb, a 33-year old Marine veteran and former federal prosecutor, downplayed his opposition to the Republican president on Tuesday and insisted instead that the race hinged on local issues.

Saccone, who is described as a conservative Christian, is locked in a surprisingly tight race against Democrat Conor Lamb in a district that Trump won by 20 points. Whoever wins the 18th District race will head to Congress, but he will run for a full term in a newly configured district, thanks to the state Supreme Court imposing a new congressional map ahead of the midterm elections.

"We need guys like Rick Saccone to be in there fighting with my father", Trump Jr. said.

Lamb's loud proclamation that he wouldn't vote for Rep. Nancy Pelosi as House minority leader is a thoroughly empty gesture, as he surely knows, because she will be the House Democratic leader again, with or without his vote. Despite Donald Trump's decisive victory in the district a year and a half ago, the race remains too close to call.

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