Republicans scramble to salvage congressional seat in Pennsylvania

US Democrats win Reps seat in Republican heartland of Pennysylvania. Above winner Conor Lamb

Lamb has dominated the fundraising battle against Saccone in the special election for Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, which Republicans highlighted as a significant problem for their candidate.

Three recent polls give Lamb a slight lead in the race.

That's the second-highest price tag for a House race in a string of high-spending special elections since President Donald Trump took office.

Democrats and their media sock puppets are saying Pennsylvania-18 will be the real bellwether for this fall, that five prior special elections for Republican House seats that the Democrats were supposed to flip - but didn't - were not.

Trump won the Pittsburgh-area district handily in 2016, but Tuesday's race is said to be a toss-up.

Like other party operatives, this source is pinning the blame squarely on Saccone - not the party or the president.

US Arms Exports Surge Amid Growing Middle East, Asian Demand
Arms exports by Germany-the fourth largest exporter in 2013-17-fell by 14 per cent between 2008-12 and 2013-17. Under Abdel Fatah al-Sisi's presidency, Egypt's arms imports grew by 215 percent in the last five years.

"Conor Lamb is gonna win", a national Republican close to the race conceded to Business Insider, speaking about the Democratic candidate. "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.

Tuesday's results will have national implications, even if court-ordered redistricting means the seat won't exist by the time the victor runs for re-election in November.

Trump's presence may have tilted the scales, a Pennsylvania political operative with close ties to MAGAworld told me: "There's a lot of people who, if you asked last week, they were writing off Saccone going, 'Yeah, that guy's toast, ' and trying to distance themselves".

Lamb acknowledges the intense opposition to Trump among liberal voters but says the election shouldn't be Trump.

Saccone has tried to excite voters by embracing Trump.

"I saw a small improvement, I think I got like $90 more in my pay", Mary Ann Cupples Wisniowski, chair of the Collier Democratic Committee in Pennsylvania, told Business Insider ahead of a rally for Lamb. However, the Republican congressional candidate said "Conor Lamb would vote with Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat party", adding that not one Democrat voted for the nation's tax reform bill, which was signed into law a year ago.

Edmonton's unemployment rate dips slightly in February: StatsCan
Most economists agree that public-sector job growth isn't sustainable, and private-sector job gains are needed to maintain growth. State officials say Ohio's unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 percent in January but remained higher than the national rate.

He said his accomplishments, like the president's weren't being fairly reported.

Roger Valente, the chairman of the Quaker Valley GOP, a group within Allegheny County, said voters might not be aware of Saccone's background, particularly in academia, because he comes off as a blue collar worker. He supports expanding fracking to extract natural gas and has distanced himself from House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi.

On Tuesday, after casting his own ballot in the suburb of Pittsburgh where he lives, Lamb will hit the polls with his grandmother, then with a conservative Democrat whom he defeated for the party's nomination.

"We need our Congressman Saccone, we have to have him".

Trump Jr., who delivered a bracing speech for his father on the second night of the Republican National Convention in the summer of 2016, raised his profile and ability to serve as an effective surrogate for his father on the campaign trail. The AFL-CIO counts 87,000 votes from union households - around a fifth of the electorate. Saccone has a record in the state legislature of opposing organized labor on just about everything, and that has helped Lamb with many union members.

"The force of this election is not who gets into Congress", Stier said. Trump did not campaign in Alabama for Moore, appearing at a rally just outside the state and urging voters across the border to support him. She added that she has been contacted several times, and received an automated call from Vice President Mike Pence before attending the Trump rally. Lamb has also said he would not support an assault weapons ban and that, although he is personally pro-life, he wouldn't support a 20-week abortion ban.

China makes way for Xi Jinping to rule country for life
Party spokespeople reject such talk, insisting Xi is the core of its seven-member Standing Committee, not a lone strongman. Chinese politicians have voted to abolish presidential term limits paving the way for leader Xi Jinping to rule for life.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Finnish FM praises role of Rex Tillerson
Mar 14, 2018 - 05:51
He understands Kim Jong Un as somebody who, you know, is a formidable adversary and is not going to be looking to simply disarm. Kelly was given the task of phoning Tillerson , who was in Africa, but the nature of their conversation was up for dispute.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Champions League: Sevilla knock out Manchester United
Mar 14, 2018 - 05:51
The United manager attempted to retrieve the situation by throwing on Anthony Martial and Mata, but it was too little, too late. The visitors were denied a goal within three minutes of the half-time break by a last-ditch Eric Bailly challenge.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hillary Trashes American Women At Foreign Summit
Mar 14, 2018 - 05:51
If there's one thing we've learned about Hillary Clinton it's that she hasn't learned anything. I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola: 'David Silva controls the tempo'
Mar 13, 2018 - 03:54
David Silva's double downed Stoke City and the title could now be wrapped up with victory against Manchester United on April 7. Stoke City and especially the games at the Bet365 stadium have posed a significant problem to Manchester City in recent years.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top South African cricket officials forced to apologise for Sonny Bill masks
Mar 13, 2018 - 03:53
Kazi and Eksteen were then contacted by the fans and met them at the gates, where it was decided that they would be allowed in. Kazi denied that his actions amounted to support for those wearing the masks. "They're fans", he said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Liverpool Legend Jamie Carragher Spits at Football Fan and His Daughter
Mar 13, 2018 - 03:52
In a tweet on Sunday night Carragher wrote: "Totally out of order & Ive apologised personally to all the family this evening". And, speaking to talkSPORT host Jim White, Murphy said:"I felt a genuine remorse from him this morning".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The contest to succeed Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein is over
Mar 13, 2018 - 03:51
He has also taken on a leading role in the firm's diversity push and initiatives to improve working conditions for young bankers. Solomon, prior to being tapped co-president in December 2016, worked for a decade as co-head of investment banking.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top German E.ON, RWE agree Innogy deal with major restructuring
Mar 13, 2018 - 03:50
Share in Innogy, RWE, and E.ON all surged this morning as the markets responded positively to the news. Following approval of both companies' boards, the deal was expected to be signed shortly, said EON.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kylie Jenner flaunts her legs in her huge handbags closet
Mar 13, 2018 - 03:49
And this weekend, Kylie shared a sweet snap of Stormi with her best friend Jordyn Woods . Tyga , left, had speculated that he is the baby's father, not Travis Scott .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Elizabeth Hurley's Nephew a Victim of Vicious Stabbing
Mar 12, 2018 - 02:07
The motive is unclear. "Fortunately it seems the knife missed his vital organs", a source close to Hurley's family told the U.K. Police have reassured family members and the public that their conditions are "not life-threatening or life-changing".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Stormy Daniels calls Trump-related attention 'double-edged sword'
Mar 12, 2018 - 02:05
She filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Trump, saying a "hush" agreement she signed was invalid because Trump never signed it. What bothers her, she said, is the "flat-out lies" that have been spread about her.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sean McDonough leaving 'Monday Night Football' to rejoin ESPN's college football team
Mar 12, 2018 - 02:00
He also spent 10 years at CBS Sports when he was the network's lead college football play-by-play announcer from 1997 to 1999. McDonough's other CBS assignments included a diverse array of sports - men's and women's college basketball, NFL , golf, U.S.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top AJ Styles reveals thoughts on possibly main eventing WrestleMania 34
Mar 12, 2018 - 02:00
Asuka WrestleMania match to give creative an easy way out of booking a clean finish to the singles match. The reality is that every match on the card won't make the Match of the Year nominees list.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Strong bench gives Ireland the edge over Scotland as Tadhg Furlong returns
Mar 12, 2018 - 01:55
Blair Kinghorn will replace Tommy Seymour in the only change to Scotland's starting line-up for Saturday's Six Nations match against Ireland in Dublin.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Arkansas Crushed By Tennessee in SEC Semifinals
Mar 12, 2018 - 01:55
Lamonte Turn rounds out the trio of Volunteers scoring double digits per game, as he is scoring 10.7 per game. Bone was 7-of-7 from the floor for 17 points in the period. "It's just a sense of maturity", Bone said.