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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 declares victory, election still too close to call

Conor Lamb shakes hands with supporters after declaring victory in Tuesday's special election, confident in his lead even as a few thousand absentee ballots remained uncounted. (Photo by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

By John Hamilton and Christian Snyder / TPN Staff

March 14, 2018

Update as of 9:30 a.m. Wednesday: Lamb's lead expanded after Washington County absentee ballots results came. But county election officials could take weeks to review the results and make them official. Voters in Pennsylvania’s 18th District cast their ballots Tuesday for Conor Lamb or Rick Saccone, ...

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: Keep a local focus on special election

Democratic Congressional candidate Conor Lamb, left, and Jon

By The Pitt News Staff

March 13, 2018

When President Donald Trump appeared at a Pittsburgh airplane hangar Saturday night, his role, ostensibly, was to pump up the assembled crowds to vote for Rick Saccone, the Republican running in today’s special election to fill the vacant seat in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District. Bu...

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...

Lamb misses the mark on gun issues

Participants in the 2018 Women’s March hold up signs supporting Conor Lamb, Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania’s 18th district. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Jeremy Wang | Senior Columnist

February 22, 2018

Southwestern Pennsylvania loves its guns. And for many Democrats outside Pittsburgh’s City limits, that part of the region’s culture has become a stumbling block to winning public office. Throughout his campaign, Conor Lamb — the Democratic candidate for March’s special election in Pennsyl...

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