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Lamb vs. Saccone: National attention on Pa’s 18th District

Voters head into Lincoln Elementary School in My. Lebanon Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

By John Hamilton / Managing Editor

March 13, 2018

Voters are going to the polls today in Pennsylvania’s 18th District to decide between Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone in a uncharacteristically close race in the deeply Republican district. The 18th District favored President Donald Trump by 20 points in 2016, but polls show a v...

Special election signals shifting national politics

Rick Saccone, Republican Congressional candidate for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, speaks to supporters during a Make America Great Rally Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Atlantic Aviation in Moon Township. (Alex Edelman/CNP/Zuma Press/TNS)

By Brian Gentry | Columnist

March 12, 2018

Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, a slice of pro-President Donald Trump territory located just south of Pittsburgh, is poised to flip from Republican to Democratic in today’s special election. Democrat Conor Lamb, a 33-year-old former Marine, may snag the seat from Republican Rick Sacco...

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