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Special Election in Pennsylvania
Mar 12, 2018 at 08:25 PM

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.

Food For Thought

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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