>> If a Democratic upset in a key Pennsylvania race is not yet quite official, it's at least one giant step closer. Republican candidate Rick Sacccone, who just one week ago issued a defiant election night speech.>> It's not over yet.>> Has conceeded to Democratic Rival, Conor Lamb.
Lamb and Saccone had vied for a hotly contested House seat in Pennsylvania's largely rural 18th district near Pittsburgh, a region handily won by Donald Trump in 2016. Lamb posting on twitter, just got off the phone with my opponent, Rick Saccone, who congratulated me and graciously conceded last Tuesday's election.
I congratulate Mr. Saccone for a close, hard fought race and wish him the best. Lamb led Saccone by a fraction of a percentage point. The Republican have been holding out for a tip of the scale. As part of his platform, 33 year old Lamb, a marine corps veteran, distanced himself from party leaders and staked out positions to the right of many democrats.
The race, a special election to replace Republican representative Tim Murphy, who resign at scandal last year. Its presumed outcome the latest forceful showing for Democrats as they seek to win control of the House from Republicans in the November elections. The results could be certified by March 26th.