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Editorial: Third parties show need for all candidates to step it up

Supporters campaign for Democrat candidate Conor Lamb and Republican candidate Rick Saccone. Libertarian Party candidate Drew Miller went largely unnoticed during Tuesday’s special election. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 15, 2018

If any aspect of the massively hyped special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District went unnoticed, it was Libertarian Party candidate Drew Miller. After a preliminary count of the ballots cast Tuesday, Miller emerged with a paltry 1,379 votes — slightly more than half a percent of all votes cast in the election, which would usually relegate a ca...

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...

Editorial: Despite new district map, parties still responsible for success

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court redrew the state’s congressional maps after finding the GOP-drawn map unconstitutional. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 21, 2018

The Supreme Court released a new Pennsylvania Congressional District map Monday, redrawn to correct the state’s 2011 Republican-drawn version of the map, which the Supreme Court ruled as being an “unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.” Democrats feel encouraged by the new map, while Republicans are understandably concerned this new congressional map...

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