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Democratic Wave Faces GOP Gerrymandering In US House Races

Oct 28, 2018
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As a freshman congressman, Republican Ted Budd seems to have several strikes against him as he faces his first re-election in his North Carolina district.

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The differences between U.S. Reps. Keith Rothfus (R – Sewickley) and Conor Lamb (D – Mt. Lebanon) came into starker relief during a debate Tuesday, when the candidates addressed issues ranging from climate change to immigration and guns.

The representatives met Tuesday evening for the debate, which aired live from the studios of WTAE-TV.

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Democrat Conor Lamb has a financial edge coming out of the third turn of his 17th Congressional district race against Republican Keith Rothfus. Campaign finance reports covering the last full quarter before the Nov. 6 election show that he outraised his rival in the nation’s only November election contest where two incumbents face each other.

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A new poll shows U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb (D - Mt. Lebanon) maintaining a double-digit lead over U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus (R - Sewickley) in the closely-watched race for Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District.

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During their first debate in a closely watched Congressional election, Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Keith Rothfus spent much of their time treading carefully on a number of hot-button issues, and appeared intent on separating themselves from hardliners in their own parties. But differences did emerge on some bread-and-butter economic concerns including Social Security. 

Don Wright/AP, Conor Lamb for Congress

On a recent Sunday afternoon, U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb (D - Mt. Lebanon) made the rounds in a sunny park pavilion packed with supporters. It was a family-friendly meet-and-greet, with a balloon artist and giant checker board for the kids. For the Democratic congressman, it was a familiar scene.

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How much election-year drama is Allegheny County seeing? Enough that the League of Women Voters could practically put on its own miniseries this month.

Office of Conor Lamb

The November election is less than two months away, but it was still summertime for Democrats gathered at the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers headquarters in the city’s South Side in mid-September.

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The hotly contested race between Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Keith Rothfus has achieved a milestone: Rothfus has aired the first attack ad in the 17th Congressional District. And he's apparently hoping that a mouse will roar. 

Keith Srakocic / AP

A lot of money from two conservative political action committees will be spent in the 17th Congressional District between Labor Day and the November midterms.

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As midterms approach, Republicans and Democrats around the country are looking at special election results for clues on how their candidates will do in November.

A new Associated Press analysis shows Democrats, so far, have an enthusiasm advantage.

And in Pennsylvania, Democrats are trying to capitalize on that.

There have been ten special elections since Donald Trump became president. The final one before the midterms was last Tuesday in Ohio.

Office of Conor Lamb

A poll out Tuesday morning shows Democrat Conor Lamb with a double-digit lead over Republican Keith Rothfus in Pennsylvania’s closely watched 17th Congressional District.

Keith Srakocic / AP

In one of the country's most closely-watched House Races, western Pennsylvania incumbents Keith Rothfus and Conor Lamb appear to be on even ground financially. 

Alex Brandon / AP

As he completes his sixth week in office, U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb (D - Mt. Lebanon) is straddling the partisan divide with two votes on bank rules.

 

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Democrat Conor Lamb's last remaining primary opponent is now supporting him, the way for the newly sworn-in Pennsylvania congressman to win the party nomination to challenge third-term Republican Rep. Keith Rothfus in November.

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A month after winning the special election in the 18th Congressional District, U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb (D - Mt. Lebanon), now faces a new drama on a new stage.