Pennsylvania Special Election – CD18 Rick Saccone (R) vs Conor Lamb (D)…

The special election in Pennsylvania Congressional District 18 is today.  The polls close at 8:00pm EST.  The district political registration heavily favors the Democrat Conor Lamb with a +50,000 advantage in Democrat registered voters.  However, President Trump carried the mostly blue-collar district in 2016, and he supports Republican Rick Saccone.

Generally speaking the Democrat Conor Lamb is favored; and with that outcome in mind the media began using this likely Democrat win to position an anti-Trump narrative.  To counter that narrative President Trump went to PA and campaigned with Rick Saccone.  Both RNC and DNC have spent a lot of money on this temporary district race.

Democrat Conor Lamb is attempting to revive the extinct “blue-dog” model and has refuted Nancy Pelosi along with the far-left-wing of the Democrat party; while emphasizing his strong labor union relationships.  On the Republican side, the district is Pro-Trump on the national economics but candidate Rick Saccone has strongly supported ‘right-to-work’ policies which the local unions do not like.  So it’s a weird election.

Pennsylvania State Election Return Results – HERE

New York Times – Election Results HERE

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1,250 Responses to Pennsylvania Special Election – CD18 Rick Saccone (R) vs Conor Lamb (D)…

  1. fleporeblog says:

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  2. sunnydaze says:

    52/47 Lamb at 1%

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  3. Pam says:

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  4. JimmyJack says:

    If Lamb wins the Dems will go full speed ahead with this strategy – former military (w many actually being CIA/MI/IC) who oppose Pelosi and Feinstein who are now disposable to the Dems anyway.

    If I was a Dem strategist that’s what I would do.

    When you look at the number of seats w non returning Reps and the seats in hotly contested area this is going to be a volatile election season.

    Beto in TX will make a fool of himself.

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  5. Pam says:

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  6. sunnydaze says:

    Now Saccone 50/Lamb 49.

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  7. mike devault says:

    Me neither!

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  8. ALEX says:

    Lou has 5% reporting and 60% for Lamd…less then 10K votes

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  9. Pam says:

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  10. talkietina says:

    Lamb is a conservative Democrat? Yeah, and pigs fly too.

    Why are people so stupid and vote democrat? Is it voter fraud, or actually stupidly in America?

    Liked by 6 people

    • tazz2293 says:

      The simple answer is yes.

      Liked by 6 people

    • covfefe999 says:

      I used to vote Dem all of the time and I can tell you with much regret that it was because I was totally lo-fo about the economy, national security, and other important issues. I was into my career and I was young and enjoying my life. I was a so-called “values” voter, my “values” being the ability to kill unborn babies being one of the tops.

      I am completely and totally the opposite now. Hillary’s primary loss in 2008, the last election in which I voted for any Dem candidates, was a life changer for me. I started THINKING. I started reading and researching and educating myself. And now with the help of this site I have transformed into a true heartfelt conservative.’

      Just my experience, but it’s probably not uncommon.

      Liked by 10 people

      • tazz2293 says:

        Your post is part of the very long answer. Praying more have awakened to reality like you.

        Liked by 3 people

      • Anon says:

        You just told my story. I was one of the women who was angry that BO came along and “stole” the election from Hilliary and the Democrats went right along with it. I promised that I would never vote Dem again and since that 2008 election, my eyes have been totally opened to things that I can not unsee now. Not necessarily happy to side with the republicans, but they seem much better than the dems. My husband says that I am such a conservative now that it is embarrassing! LOL

        I was on the Trump train back in 2012 when he was pushing the birth certificate issue. I decided then that he should be president. I thank our lucky stars every single day for his presidency and that that woman didn’t have a snowballs chance of winning.

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  11. Regardless of tonight, the Big Ugly schedule must be a crash program on the order of the Manhattan Project. It was almost that serious, and it is crucial to our future.

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  12. scott467 says:

    “Both RNC and DNC have spent a lot of money on this temporary district race.”

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    The question is whether the RNC spent all their money on Connor Lamb, like the DNC did.

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  13. tazz2293 says:

    Remember that they USM will play with the vote count they provide to us so don’t get too up or too down.

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  14. sunnydaze says:

    20% in Lamb 57%/ Saccone 41%

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  15. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    The RNC did spend a lot of money on this race. Unfortunately, Saccone did not spend a lot of money as he did not have money to spend. He was outraised handily.

    The RNC attacks unfortunately did not do much damage. They tried to tie Lamb to Pelosi, but Lamb made it known he did not favor Pelosi.

    Also, Lamb is a political neophyte. No voting baggage. So it was easier for him to credibly play a faux conservative than it might have been had he had a voting record.

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    • scott467 says:

      The only issue for Saccone should have been “A vote for me is a vote for Trump, a vote for my opponent is a vote against Trump.”

      That should have been the beginning, middle and end of the entire campaign.

      Liked by 4 people

      • MakeAmericaGreat says:

        Yep.

        The guy seems like a nice guy, but he’s not a good candidate. I think most observers know that and have pointed it out.

        Hopefully Trump and the RNC can pull him over the finish line tonight.

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      • Sunshine says:

        I agree.

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      • Remington..... says:

        I mean, how stupid do you have to be to vote for this charade. Underscore STUPID. Anyone with one half of one working brain cell could figure this out.

        ‘ Could be Gruber was right….Damn, this pisses me off. I thought people in kalifornia were max stupid.

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    • donny says:

      Thank you for the data. That raises the pressure.

      Liked by 1 person

      • MakeAmericaGreat says:

        You’re welcome.

        I have followed this race pretty closely and I know the area well, although I don’t live there.

        I know the basic outline of the people who live there. A Democrat can win in this kind of district if they run the right race.

        The problem for Saccone, among others, is that he had so little money of his own to spend that he was not able to “define himself” as much as he would have liked. The campaign was more about negative attacks against Lamb (RNC), and less about why people should vote for Saccone and who he is.

        Just hope we can get it done tonight., But there are lessons to be learned moving forward, win or lose.

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    • Nigella says:

      I’m not giving up yet… The Saccone districts haven’t been counted yet

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      • scott467 says:

        “The Saccone districts haven’t been counted yet”

        _________________

        And they won’t be counted in Corrupt-o-vania, until the desired outcome is assured, or they just won’t report.

        Just like they did on November 8, 2016.

        What has been done to fix the corruption in Pennsylvania voting since November 2016?

        Nothing?

        Keep doing the same thing, expecting a different result.

        It’s worked great so far.

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  16. scott467 says:

    “Generally speaking the Democrat Conor Lamb is favored; and with that outcome in mind the media began using this likely Democrat win to position an anti-Trump narrative.”

    _________________

    Until or unless the polling stations are secured — with paper ballots and VIDEO surveillance in addition to independent observers — the demonrats will simply continue their pervasive voter fraud.

    Ensuring national election integrity seems like something the AG could be involved in. And whatever is done to secure national election integrity could and should be carried over directly to state and local election integrity.

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  17. fleporeblog says:

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  18. talkietina says:

    Liz Wheeler starting now, OAN.

    Hurry! She makes Megan Kelly look even more stupid than Trump did.

    Liked by 3 people

  19. SR says:

    Democrats are drilling down formula today – young, defense background, attacking democratic leadership, attaching with PTrump economic message and policies.
    All the red districts will be decided by these kind of setup without killing primary.
    Obama is more busy now than when he was president.

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  20. Madison Grant says:

    Don’t look now, but click on SD’s link. NYT predicting Saccone by 2.1. Probably means he’s really winning by 5+.

    Liked by 3 people

  21. NYT Gauge has Saccon down on the vote but winning by 6

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  22. TheTorch says:

    This is starting to get interesting…

    Looking better for Saccone and NYT has him with a 60%+ chance of winning…

    One of the betting markets Betfair Exchange, changed quite a bit, with money now going on Saccone…

    Hmm…

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  23. sunnydaze says:

    So is Westmoreland cty. Dem or Repub?

    Cuz none of the votes have been counted there yet.

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  24. Medicine Man says:

    NY times has 61% chance for the Siccone

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  25. Right now, NYT giving edge to Saccone by 2.6%…they have been accurate in the past…but still early, I guess…

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    • ibobland08 says:

      NYT was extremely accurate for the presidential election in 2016 (as the votes were coming in, not before hand).

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      • Right, because they are using actual vote count and comparing it to actual Dem and GOP voters so they know who is showing up and who is not. However, they still can’t predict cross over votes.

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  26. NYT
    We think about 173,000 votes remain to be counted. We think Mr. Saccone leads in that vote by about 7 points

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  27. Pam says:

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  28. tazz2293 says:

    NY Times at this point is predicting Saccone will win by +1.8%. We know how the USM likes to play with numbers.

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  29. ibobland08 says:

    NYT has Saccone at 60% chance of winning

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  30. Pam says:

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  31. Lis says:

    This reminds me so much of election night 2016, where Hillary had a big bump in the beginning of the state returns, only to watch her lead over Trump get smaller and smaller as more county results came in.

    Liked by 5 people

    • covfefe999 says:

      I was just thinking that same thing. 🙂 Maybe we’ll see a lot of snowflakes crying tonight.

      Liked by 3 people

    • sunnydaze says:

      Before the Dems started winning these elections this year, it seemed like EVERY election would show the Dems winning in the beginning, only to get clobbered at the end.

      Frankly, that’s one of the reasons they became so much fun to watch closely, especially on some of the Dem sites.

      I want those days back…So.Bad!!!!!!! It was a blast!

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  32. Firefly says:

    The Republicans are acting weird- if they keep this up they will lose big in the election and lose their majority status.

    Mark Meadows Tweeted: Rep. Mark Meadows: “our patience in wearing thin” – the FBI/DOJ/IG are turning over documents to Congress “at a glacial pace.” Despite repeated requests, IG Horowitz has produced “less than 10,000” of the 1.2 million documents promised to-date. #SecondSpecialCounsel

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    • joninmd22 says:

      That’s not weird. It’s the expectation that the DOJ would respect congress’ constitutional over site responsibilities and be responsive too them.

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      • Firefly says:

        Horowitz/doj promised to deliver the 1.2 million doc in January to Goodlatte Committee. The republicans complain about the Dems not following the law – yet the Rep doj is withholding oversight documents formally requested. Horowitz is purposely dragging his feet – why would the IG not comply?

        “DoJ turns over some of the 1.2 million documents requested by Hse Judiciary Cmte as part of Congressional probe into DoJ & the election
        6:56 PM – Jan 12, 2018”

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    • mimbler says:

      Lets see, so in two months they’ve provided 1/120 of the documents. In only 240 months they’ll be done. and that is only 20 years. It takes time to make an airtight case. /sarc

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  33. tazz2293 says:

    Slimes now predicting Lamb by .3% to win. Again – Be patient and see what the night brings.

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    • talkietina says:

      Into the Night, Vampires might be coming.

      Why do people vote democrat? Was not Obama enough punishment?

      Liked by 4 people

      • tazz2293 says:

        covfefe99 posted part of what is a very long answer to you question.

        There are those who hate America and want to destroy as and our Nation. There are those who are paid, there are those who won’t educate themselves and there are those who simply are not smart enough to understand what they are doing. All part of a very long and complicated answer.

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        • Most of the ones I know fall into the category of not smart enough and most if those fall into the category of those who think they are smarter than they are.

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        • 1stgoblyn says:

          Absolutely true. As an example, standing in line to vote in 2008, I overheard several young black ‘men’ discussing the ballot. One asked the other “Who is McCain?” I wanted to turn around and tell them if they didn’t know anything about the candidates other than the one they were voting for was black and therefore ‘cool’, they shouldn’t vote until they get educated.

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  34. NoJuan Importante says:

    BeerCrusher thinks Saccone will squeek it out.

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  35. Pam says:

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  36. Pam says:

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  37. sunnydaze says:

    There was just an abrupt 2% change in Saccone’s favor.

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  38. Keebler ac says:

    It was either the Gravis or Emerson poll where I read that 13% of Trump supporters planned on voting for CL. It looks like the PA populace writ large is still stuck on 1D chess and think they know better than VSGPOTUS. Apparently Alabama isn’t the only place. PA 18 believed this Connor dude when he said he’s conservative? SMH. The lesson from this is that in Nov 2018,Trump voters need to heed Trump’s advice or all the tax cut benefits and good work T45 has done will be gone.

    The only way to give thanks is to say prayers and show proper thankfulness to Trump by listening to him. If people in the mid-terms don’t make this decision to reward Trump then forget about it. Please get the word out about showing thankfulness. Fortunately PA 18 might have another try in several months to get it right. I still hope the results today will turn in our favor. If not, Connor is probably going to slyly obey Trump for a few months to prove his word.

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    • You mean this is just good for a few months? I didn’t know that. So in the fall it will happen all over again? I see, GOP wants to run a RINO in the fall so they are working toward defeating Sacccone now? Sounds about right for the stupid party.

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  39. SR says:

    I have a feeling that PTrump would not come and make it like national election until his team knows what’s going on ground. It should not be that close in red district.

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  40. James F says:

    Funny how NYT isn’t filling in the Westmoreland map.

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  41. RJ says:

    Lamb is a phony liar. Saccone has no personality and no hustle. That’s a big problem for Republicans. They expect people to vote for them instead of working for their vote. Lazy and entitled doesn’t cut it in this climate

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  42. tazz2293 says:

    You’d think the folks in PA would understand that it is President Trump driving MAGA. It is President Trump that is bringing back the jobs, working to open the Steel Mills, bringing back coal and it is the Dims who want to kill all that. You’d think every American would understand that without getting President Trump more help all of what President Trump has worked for and accomplished to give back to America so far will all go away if they don’t get their collective heads out of their bums.

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    • sunnydaze says:

      Yeah, you would think so.

      Liked by 2 people

    • You would think they would get it. I really don’t understand the results so far. How much is voter fraud and how much is stupidity of our fellow Americans?

      Liked by 1 person

    • alliwantissometruth says:

      Yeah tazz, you’d think, & you’d also think no Americans would vote for the outrageously radical anti-America democrats

      Never underestimate the stupidity of the stupid people

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    • paulraven1 says:

      Why would the folks understand this when 95% of media is Leftist and 90% coverage of Trump is negative to point of vilification? We’ve done nothing to delegitimize or marginalize the media aside from calling them “fake news,” which ends up a worn-out risible expression with little meaning.

      Don’t directly and proactively go after the monolithic propaganda machinery that powers the Left, pay the price. Trump’s supporters understand Trump’s accomplishments, but for the rest, the media blocks it out and poisons perceptions.

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      • tazz2293 says:

        Something has to be done about those who control the flow of information to the people.

        One man alone, nor can one Sundance get the truth out all by themselves.

        WE have a Microphone, we need a Yuge Megaphone to get out the truth, somehow, someway

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  43. Pam says:

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  44. tazz2293 says:

    From the Slimes Election page

    Precinct results are not currently available in Westmoreland County, a heavily Republican part of the district. We’re monitoring the county-level results closely, but for now we can’t responsibly make a forecast without more detailed information about where in Westmoreland County the votes are coming from.

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  45. sunnydaze says:

    Getting closer now.

    Lamb 51.5
    Saccone 47.9

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    • talkietina says:

      Yep, not looking good. I totally saw this coming. It is the Illuminati, and all Democrats, as well as almost all Republicans, in Congress, are a member of.

      Don’t believe me? Your eyes are wide shut then.

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  46. JohnBadger says:

    President Trump cannot carry congressional candidates on his back in an off-year election and meanwhile GOP congress has done NOTHING to earn votes. Tax cuts provided momentum (or stopped the bleeding)for a short while but have been totally cancelled out by the GOP opposition to POTUS trade policies. GOP congress is digging their own grave by not aggressively supporting MAGA and President Trump needs to avoid getting dragged down with them.

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  47. SR says:

    Democrats found formula how to make red districts folks fool to running away from democrats leadership and attach with PTrump economic agenda. It seems WV senator is coaching this lie as conservative democrats.

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