The race has become surprisingly competitive even though Trump carried the 18th District by 20 points in 2016. But there are actually more voters registered as a Democrats. "They've have insane uncle Joe Biden", Saccone said before Conway's visit. "He's not afraid to say the word 'union, '" Biden said. "We've got to remember who the hell we are". He got a boost earlier this week with a visit from Joe Biden. "You've always had my back", he said. After serving as a Marine, he worked as a federal prosecutor.
Twice, Lamb introduced Biden as "a leader that everybody likes". Lamb is expected to run in the 17th district, which under the new map is more favorable for Democrats. Heidi Heitkamp. Montana and North Dakota were both Trump states in 2016.
Biden positioning himself as a cross-party healer is far from a unanimous position within a party that is hungry for anti-Trump brawlers and with a field of potential candidates 2020 that includes a progressive set of ambitious lawmakers.
"I've already said on the front page of the newspaper that I don't support Nancy Pelosi", Lamb says in the ad. Recent polls have shown a tight race, including one from Monmouth University in mid-February that had Saccone leading by just 3 percentage points.
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"Candidate quality and quality campaigns matter", said Courtney Alexander, a spokeswoman with the Congressional Leadership Fund, a GOP superPAC close to House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., that has invested $3.5 million into the race. That's a massive price tag for a race Democratic groups are largely ignoring. Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway campaigned for Saccone on Thursday at a Lincoln Day dinner in Allegheny County. This will be Trump's second visit to the district in 2018.
Supporters cheer for Conor Lamb, Democratic congressional candidate for Pennsylvania's 18th District, at a rally at the United Steelworkers Building, March 9, 2018, in Pittsburgh. It's not fair, and it's not right.
At that time, Trump called Saccone "a real friend and a spectacular man". "It's the first volley in what he's doing". In addition, Lamb is "relentlessly on script" and enjoys the benefit on not having a voting record for his opponent to attack. Lamb is hoping to beat out Republican Rick Saccone for a seat in the House of Representatives. And the sting of the GOP's embarrassing December defeat in Alabama's special Senate race, in which Trump lent his name and time to failed Republican nominee Roy Moore, is still fresh. They munched on macaroni and cheese and pulled pork as Lamb emphasized the importance of preserving Medicare and Social Security - programs that help people maintain "basic dignity", he said.
Drawing little energy from within, Saccone has been forced to outsource the lifeblood of many successful campaigns - the so-called get-out-the-vote operation - to paid contractors and the national GOP, which has scrambled to pick up the slack.
"Take a look what's happening", Biden said of the GOP in the Trump era.