GOP Chair Claims Long Red Pa.-18 a 'Democrat District'

GOP Chair Claims Long Red Pa.-18 a 'Democrat District'

Who is running in the Pennsylvania special election?

Where is the 18th congressional district?

And, coming days after the President announced tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the vote could raise fresh questions about the power of Trump's protectionist agenda to lift his party.

But the cause has divided Republicans.

A new poll suggests Democrat Conor Lamb may likely defeat Republican Rick Saccone in tomorrow's special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District.

Trump said Saccone would be a "fighter" like the president, and that Lamb's party is one of obstruction.

In Pennsylvania, Trump could face another setback if Saccone loses.

Lamb has closed his bid with care. Former Vice President Joe Biden campaigned for him in early March. "Let me tell you, they're energized for hate for our president". Other groups have spent roughly $1.6 million to support Lamb.

Democrat Conor Lamb delivers a speech at a campaign rally in Houston, Pennsylvania, on January 13, 2018. And Democrat Conor Lamb's focus on that aspect of the race is what's positioned him to win. Lamb is on an energetic grassroots mission that's threatening to sway 2016 Trump voters, he said.

"It should wake everybody up", Congressman Peter King, R, said. He has to win by a large margin for the Republicans to be satisfied that the seat will remain theirs.

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee said on Monday evening that they have found no evidence of collusion between Russian Federation and President Trump's campaign during the 2016 election and are ending their investigation. Trump jnr, who went to high school and college in Pennsylvania, said he wanted to spotlight a business that had grown from 320 to 400 employees following passage of the GOP-authored tax law a year ago.

At the candy plant, Tony Ross, 72, said he remained undecided.

Lamb's last public event was Sunday in Greene County, when he met with United Mine Workers.

"This is the time to close the deal", he said. "But I haven't seen anything in Saccone's record that stands out for unemployed people".

"You guys have been up and down with poll numbers", Saccone said.

The 18th district supported Donald Trump by 20 points in the presidential election, and backed Republican nominee Mitt Romney by double digits in 2012 and John McCain by 11 points in 2008.

The seat is open after Murphy resigned amid the revelation that the strongly anti-abortion lawmaker had urged a woman with whom he was having an affair to get an abortion when they thought she might be pregnant.

The conservative Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial board has offered a novel endorsement of Republican Rick Saccone in Tuesday's surprisingly competitive special congressional election.

Who is raising more money in the special election?

Lamb's moderate streak has won converts.

Many of the Republican ads have tried to paint Lamb as a liberal who didn't back the GOP's tax reform bill and who would be a puppet for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

"I'm a walking poll", Saccone said. "We need a young person in there who's going to be honest".

Lamb has run as an independent-minded figure.

"They've got Tennessee plates". "He's getting beat up down in Washington, DC, not only by the media, but by the bureaucracy and by Hollywood and the late night hosts".

"I think it's a function of turnout, and I predict the turnout will be under 25 percent - somewhere in the range of 22 or 23 percent - and I think that will favor the Republican candidate, Rick Saccone". "The incredible Republican spending is going to have an effect, even though Lamb has been smart in not letting the race get nationalised like we saw in the special congressional election in Atlanta past year". "With how divided things are over there, he needs a Republican to help him get things done".

But he and Saccone wanted to spotlight a business that had grown from 320 to 400 employees in the wake of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Democrats must flip 24 GOP-held seats to claim a House majority, and an upset would embolden them as they look to win in places where the party has lost ground. And in eight years we can make a big difference.

James Johnson, 42, had a one-word reason for why he planned to vote for Saccone: "Republican".

"The laws we have on the books are pretty good".