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Trump Jr. was the latest in a line of national pro-Trump figures to appear with Saccone, a strong Trump supporter who boasts one of the most conservative voting records in Pennsylvania's Legislature. That's the remainder of Republican Tim Murphy's term, who resigned previous year over allegations he encouraged his mistress to have an abortion.
But with chaos swirling in the White House, Trump's approval rating under water, and a special prosecutor investigating potential collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia, Democrats are counting on a domino effect at the polls to send them back to power in Congress.
By contrast, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee only spent $312,500 to back Lamb. "It's about time, we had to do something about the tariffs". Lamb and Saccone both live within the proposed 14th District, and neither would be eligible to run for the 18th if the map takes effect. Hitting peak campaign mode for himself, he revived many of his favorite 2016 riffs and even touted his planned 2020 slogan, "Keep America Great!" But a Monmouth University poll released Monday showed Lamb, an attorney and former Marine, with a 49-47 percent lead over Saccone, a conservative state legislator endorsed by Trump.
That apparently includes Scott von Wertmann's neighbour in the township of Upper St. Clair, an affluent suburb south of Pittsburgh in Allegheny County.
The 60-year-old state lawmaker has struggled unexpectedly with an electorate that favored Trump by 20 percentage points just 16 months ago. Murphy resigned in October.
With US. Rep. Keith Rothfus, R-Sewickely, in tow, Mr. Saccone and Mr. Trump toured the Sarris facility, occasionally donning hairnets where chocolate confections were being made. Campaign ads make it clear that - at least for the candidates and their parties - this race is not about the fate of western Pennsylvania but the face of the American future.
While unions have traditionally been a major source of money and manpower in Democratic politics, members at the local level have shown a willingness to buck their leadership in congressional and presidential elections. Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District has an estimated 17,000 steelworkers and nearly 90,000 voters from union households.
And yet there is a sense that many are legitimately hopeful about Lamb, who, if elected, would be the first Democrat to represent the district since 2002.
"And guess what? On the big issue of tariffs, in which Trump called for a 25 per cent tariff on steel and 10 per cent on aluminum, the Democratic candidate is in favour of tariffs, too". Trump backed the losing Republican candidate in both of those races, which were seen in part as referendums on Trump's presidency.
"The Economy is raging, at an all time high, and is set to get even better".
Saccone told reporters Saturday that the "right-to-work thing is always a tricky thing" but that it wouldn't be a problem for unions if they were willing to compete.
Lamb declined to make any predictions about the outcome, but said his team "worked really hard".
With anti-Trump fervour simmering, voters will head to the polls in the closely watched 18th congressional district, the working-class corner of south-west Pennsylvania. "I do not believe, as (Republican House Speaker) Paul Ryan does, that these are entitlements or another form of welfare".
Will it be Conor Lamb or Rick Saccone taking home the win in Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district Tuesday night? The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently redrew the state's congressional districts, and that means that Conor Lamb is now living in the 17th district where he would be able to run against Representative Keith Rothfus. That's a key group in this industrial region. He supports expanding fracking to extract natural gas and has distanced himself from House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m.to 8 p.m.
Given the size of the president's 2016 majority, Saccone can afford to lose some of Trump's base.
Mar 12 2018
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In two of those appearances they made it to the Sweet 16 and in one year they made it as far as the Elite Eight . It is the most-often used word to describe Michigan's chances in the upcoming NCAA basketball tournament .
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In 2016, he carried the district with nearly 60 percent of the vote, nearly 7 percentage points ahead of Donald Trump . Senate race in Tuesday's Democratic primary, the party's highest midterm primary election total in at least 24 years.
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Northen areas of South America also do not use DST, while the southern areas like Brazil and Paraguay do observe the time change. It passed by a vote of 103-11 in the Florida House and 33-2 in the Florida Senate and is awaiting their governor's signature.
Mar 09 2018
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South Korea's trade minister appealed to other governments to prevent the dispute from spiraling into a "trade war". But in practice, when it comes to policy Trump as president has done little to affront his fellow Republicans.
Mar 09 2018
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