Republicans in Congress Don't See a Broader Lesson in Pennsylvania Special Election

Win or lose in November, Nancy Pelosi's future in Democratic leadership is in jeopardy.

Another story on the same website, which identifies itself as a satire site to users who click the "About" section, claims "trucks full of illegals" cast votes in the election.

"The candidate who is going to win this race is the candidate who ran as a pro-life, pro-gun, anti-Nancy Pelosi, conservative", Ryan said at his weekly press conference in the Capitol. "He sounds like a Republican to me'".

Regardless of the outcome, Mr Lamb's showing seemed certain to stoke anxiety among Republicans nationwide and renew enthusiasm among Democrats.

The Republican Party and Donald Trump were dealt a huge blow Tuesday when it appeared the Democrat Conor Lamb was going to be the victor of the special congressional election that took place in Pennsylvania against his Republican challenger Rick Saccone. She says voters there have soured on Trump and it wasn't too hard to sell Lamb. Even the Steelworkers backed Lamb, despite Trump's steel tariffs that Republicans hoped would help the GOP in this seat.

The new spin is not grounded in reality. "This is part of the bankruptcy of the Republican Party". But their answer should not be embracing Trump, which carries not only electoral peril but also the moral cost of empowering a man many Republicans know to be arbitrary, unwise and incompetent.

J Street PAC endorsed Lamb on January 31 and raised $60,000 for him from more than 225 donors.

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Democrats must flip 24 GOP-held seats this fall to seize control of the House, and months ago few had counted on the district to be in play. But all three are now deceased, and today's Pennsylvania Democrats aren't cut from their mold. He said he will not support even modest abortion restrictions, such as a ban on late-term abortions after 20 weeks. Both Lamb and Saccone were expected to run again, though in different districts.

His legislative priorities, according to his campaign website, "include taking immediate action to fight the heroin crisis, creating and protecting good jobs, making health care more affordable, protecting Medicare and Social Security, and reforming our broken student loan system". He favors drilling for natural gas and wants to raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour, rather than the $15 an hour other Democrats want.

Lamb did not love the tax cuts. Above all, it's false.

Mr Saccone sent a fundraising email to supporters yesterday saying the "campaign is far from over". Inside Elections, another political tip sheet, has 57 Republican seats in its competitive ranks and just 12 Democratic seats. That's because it's in their interests, and not the interests of Republicans.

"I think the president helped close this race", House Speaker Paul Ryan contended Wednesday, per NPR's Susan Davis. Personally opposed to abortion, but unwilling to upend abortion rights.

According to campaign insiders and strategists, two of the most important towns for Lamb's victory were Bethel Park and Upper St. Clair.

Most of the party's members, however, spent yesterday putting a positive spin on the race - evidencing either a deep denial of the growing signs of Democratic momentum heading into the midterms, or a lack of a plan to do anything about it. Lamb is no longer a Pelosi-liberal.

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