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Lamb, Saccone In Line For Primary Contests In New Districts

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Republican Rick Saccone looks to the stage and President Donald Trump at a campaign rally at Atlantic Aviation in Moon Township, Pa., Saturday, March 10, 2018.

Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone each could see a primary contest in new congressional districts after they battled for an existing district in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Lamb's campaign said Friday that he's seeking a full term in Congress in a new district west of Pittsburgh against three-term Republican Rep. Keith Rothfus.

Democrats Elizabeth Tarasi and Ray Linsenmayer say they're gathering signatures to get on May's primary ballot, too.

Lamb holds a slim lead over Saccone after Tuesday's special election to fill the remaining 10 months of disgraced ex-Republican Rep. Tim Murphy's term. Vote-counting is ongoing.

Saccone and Republican state Sen. Guy Reschenthaler are gathering signatures in a new district in southwestern Pennsylvania's corner. The deadline to file signatures is Tuesday.

Under a state court order, the boundaries of Pennsylvania's 18 U.S. House districts will change next year. The new ones are in play in this year's mid-term elections.