Skip to comments.Democrat Conor Lamb declares victory in Pa. special election
Posted on 03/13/2018 11:17:04 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
CANONSBURG, PA Democrat Conor Lamb declared victory early Wednesday morning in his razor-tight bid for a Pittsburgh-area House special election, although the race hasn't yet been called.
The seat, which voted for President Trump in 2016 by a 20-point margin, was once considered an easy win for Republicans. But Lamb currently leads Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone by 579 ballots, with some absentee ballots outstanding.
"It took a little longer than we thought, but we did it. You did it," Lamb told supporters at his election night party shortly before 1 a.m., after he was introduced as "congressman-elect."
"We followed what I learned in the Marines leave no one behind. We went everywhere, we talked to everyone, we invited everyone in."
Lamb's campaign apparently believes that Republican Rick Saccone does not have a path to victory in those remaining ballots, leading to the decision to claim victory
Saccone promised earlier in the night to press, with his campaign telling MSNBC shortly after Lamb's remarks that they will not concede at this point. Media outlets have also not yet called the race.
As of 1 a.m. Wednesday morning, Lamb leads by 579 votes, with a few thousand absentee ballots left to count, largely from GOP-leaning areas.
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“”We followed what I learned in the Marines leave no one behind.”
LOL....he was a JAG. Despite todays’s hit TV shows, JAg is just a lawyer in green. He doesn’t need to start in with the grunt talk.
Premature. There is a way to go yet and a likely recount.
“We followed what I learned in the Marines leave no one behind.”
Also, Marines don’t leave dead behind. Wonder how many he brought back from the cemetery?
Why is Ronna Romney still head of the RNC? Everything the Romney’s touch turns to ‘loser’
He sounds better than the q stage Dege state party candidate. It heres a seat DJT won by. a huge margin. And the GOPe appears to have lost. We desperately need to Drain the GOPe swamp
Not good at all. All these loses in a areas Trump win big show for some reason Americsns opposes Trumps agenda. Why else would they be voting for the party of Satan?
This time next year Speaker Pelosi will be holding impeachment hearings for Trump.
The GOP want to impeach Trump, too. They’re just waiting for a fig leaf from Mueller. The dems don’t need the fig leaf. They’d impeach Trump because of his hair.
I second that. Ronna needs to be fired. Losing up and down.
He won't be in that district.
Laura Ingraham and Brett Bair discussing that next week that congressional district will be re-drawn and possibly BOTH LAMB (D) and SACCONE (R) will be elected, each serving a newly changed district into two.
MNBC showing both have 50% separated by 418 votes, which will lead to a recount.
They didn’t. This was a massive voter fraud that is achievable in one-off elections because they can focus all their fraudulent tools on one race. In a national election it is much tougher to pull off.
You’ve been pushing that “Losing 2018” thing all day. It’s gonna be ok chicken little.
Yes, there are additional ballots and then the map is redrawn as I understand it.
Wow, you really do seem to be a Negative Nellie!
Meh, even if he does win, it just means he gets to play-pretend as a Representative in a GOP-controlled House for a few months before this term ends.
An election for a full, real term of this district will be held in eight months.
“Wow, you really do seem to be a Negative Nellie!”
No kidding, just be glad he/she wasn’t around during the Revolutionary War, because he’d/she’d been rooting for the British.
There are more GOP precincts which have not finished counting and 7000 something absentee ballots to be counted. Lamb is having premature ejaculation at this point.
Add my third voice, calling for Reince Priebus to be rehired as RNC Chair.
No faith or confidence in Ronna whatsoever to hold onto Congress in the midterms—and I especially don’t trust her to be in charge when President Trump runs for reelection in 2020. I suspect and expect her to be collaborating with her Uncle Mittens and his former running mate, Speaker Paul Ryan, to create mischief to undermine POTUS.
She might have been alright as head of the GOP in Michigan, but she hasn’t demonstrated her competence to handle a nationwide party apparatus.
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