Kirsters Baish| I think we can all agree that Rick Saccone wasn’t exactly the best candidate to run in Pennsylvania’s special election this past Tuesday. And it was clear that Conor Lamb essentially ran his campaign as a Republican. The race was tight, as expected, but early on Wednesday morning Conor Lamb was declared the winner.
It was expected that the district that voted for President Trump in 2016 by a 20 point margin would be an easy win for the Republicans, but Lamb is leading in front of the Republican state Representative, Rick Saccone, by 641 ballots. 100 percent of the precincts are reporting in.
At his election night party, Lamb told supporters a little before 1 a.m., after he was introduced as “congressman-elect,” “It took a little longer than we thought, but we did it. You did it.”