By Tyler Durden
It will probably be a few more days before Pennsylvania’s eighteenth district can definitively declare either Republican Rick Saccone or Democrat Conor Lamb to be the newest representative of a district that will cease to exist by next year.
Several media outlets, including NBC News, declared Lamb – who is ahead of his rival by several hundred votes – the winner. But more than 1,000 absentee ballots have yet to be counted, as CNN points out. Though Saccone is definitely at a disadvantage, and a come-from-behind victory is looking increasingly unlikely. Saccone and Lamb were running to replace former GOP Rep. Tim Murphy, who resigned after allegedly urging a woman he was having an affair with to have an abortion.
Lamb declared victory early this morning, telling a crowd of his supporters: “It took a little longer than we thought, but we did it!”
Lamb, a Marine veteran and former prosecutor, told the crowd at his victory speech that the voters had directed him to “do your job” in Washington. “Mission accepted,” he declared. Meanwhile, Saccone told his own supporters, “It’s not over yet, we’re going to fight all the way, all the way to the end, we’ll never give …read more