'This election is a referendum on the performance of President Trump'

Hillary Clinton didn't perform well in the 18th Congressional District of Pennsylvania but Democrats could have the last laugh in what is now a toss-up congressional race

The latest polling shows Lamb leading Saccone by 6 points in the Pittsburgh-area district, which President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out "subversion" at VA MORE won by almost 20 points in 2016.

Three recent polls give Lamb a slight lead in the race.

If Connor Lamb beats Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania tonight, it will not be a Democrat beating a Republican.

The special election was made necessary to fill the House seat vacated after Tim Murphy resigned in October amid a marital scandal, according to TribLive. They're throwing everything they can at this race.

In a final-hours message on Fox Business Network, Saccone said that he's ready and willing to help Trump.

A Lamb victory could accelerate his arguments in other districts and further worry Republicans about their plans to run unapologetically on the tax law.

Trump Jr. pointed out that Sarris Candies is the ideal example of a small American business that has done well under the Trump tax reform bill, which he reminded supporters that no Democrat, no matter how moderate or centrist they are, supported.

In a rare step, Rumsey's office updated its website to stress that the election is limited to portions of Allegheny, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties.

Rick Saccone. Brendan McDermid/Reuters A separate Republican who worked on Trump's campaign said the results of the race, which looks as if it will end up in a tight finish, will be more about Lamb being "a really good candidate" than Saccone "being a bad candidate".

"I think there's a lot of truth to what people have said that the disparity between the candidates is having an outsized impact on what will ultimately be the outcome of this race", another Republican strategist close to the race told Business Insider.

Republican candidate Rick Saccone, 60, has been a conservative PA state representative. Polling shows Lamb has an advantage, even after Trump flew in for a Saturday night rally and dispatched his son to campaign hard for Saccone, who aligns himself closely with Trump and who has called himself "the original Trump". White, working-class voters across the Rust Belt were critical to Trump's victory in 2016. "I don't think we should play games", Trump said.

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Conor Lamb, Democratic congressional candidate for Pennsylvania's 18th district, arrives at his polling station at First Church of Christ, March 13, 2018 in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania. He said his life has changed dramatically since his father won the presidency. And largely from outside GOP groups supporting Saccone.

Wilson, a 74-year-old real estate agent from Robinson Township, said she likes Saccone because "he has the same views I do" in opposing abortion and the need to fight the opioid crisis.

Lamb embraced Democratic orthodoxy on the new GOP tax law, hammering it as a giveaway to corporations at the future expense of Social Security, Medicare and the nation's fiscal security. Lamb has also promised not to back Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi for House speaker.

"This is a big time blue collar area and Rick Saccone relates to blue collar people", Valente said.

"I would rather be in Lamb's shoes right now", former Sen.

Lamb rarely mentions Trump in his campaign speeches. The AFL-CIO counts 87,000 votes from union households - around a fifth of the electorate.

But unions have lined up behind Lamb and hammered Saccone as a union foe during his tenure as a state lawmaker.

"The force of this election is not who gets into Congress", Stier said.

While Lamb is depending on union support, Saccone needs support from Trump voters like Judy Wilson. She added that she has been contacted several times, and received an automated call from Vice President Mike Pence before attending the Trump rally.

Anita Radin donned her Conor Lamb pin as she voted this morning.



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