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It's Official: Conor Lamb Pulls Stunning Upset Victory

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State officials have officially called Pennsylvania's special Congressional election for Conor Lamb.

State officials have officially called Pennsylvania's special Congressional election for Conor Lamb.

Lamb, a moderate Democrat, has delivered a stunning upset in a typically Republican district. In election 2016, Donald Trump won the contested district by a margin of 20 percentage points over Sec. Hillary Clinton.

President Donald Trump, his son and his daughter all campaigned for Lamb's adversary Rick Saccone, an uninspiring candidate who accused Democrats of hating God and country.

In a stunning upset, Democrat Conor Lamb won an incredibly close special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, beating out Republican candidate Rick Saccone in a deeply conservative district the nonpartisan Cook Political Report rated R+11. The race stretched into Wednesday midday, when CNN reported Lamb was in the lead with 627 votes, with 100 percent of precincts reporting. State law does not mandate a recount in district-level elections.

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