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Special Election in Pennsylvania
Mar 13, 2018 at 12:25 AM

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Which candidate would be a better pick for Pennsylvania's 18th district? What are the implications of this race for future electoral prospects?

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The Quick Facts

Today Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district will hold a special election to determine who will succeed Representative Tim Murphy. Murphy resigned in October 2017 after reports emerged that he encouraged his lover to abort her pregnancy.

The Democratic candidate is 33-year old Conor Lamb, a veteran Marine and former prosecutor. The Republican candidate is Rick Saccone, who currently serves as a State representative in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

President Trump carried the district by 20 points in the 2016 presidential election.

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Which candidate would be a better pick for Pennsylvania's 18th district? What are the implications of this race for future electoral prospects?

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