In a region Trump carried by 20 points, the White House has scrambled to rally voters behind Saccone, who cast himself as the president's "wingman", but has struggled at times to connect with the blue-collar coalition that fueled Trump's victory little more than a year ago.
Trump Jr. joined Republican candidate Rick Saccone at Sarris Candies in Canonsburg Monday to tour the facility and encourage President Trump's base to get out to the polls. "... What I think it's going to take is people in Congress who are willing to do more than just talk, who are willing to actually work together and stay late, if it requires that, and do some things that would really produce change". They have a hatred for our president.
"Saccone backs a lot of President Trump's plans for the country", said Gelb, a 48-year-old fire technician who lives in Mt. Lebanon. When they cheered he responded, "I like you too".
Democrat Conor Lamb on Tuesday downplayed the idea that his special election House race is a referendum on President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out "subversion" at VA MORE. They had anxious that Rep. Karen Handel, R-Ga., was on track to lose a special 2017 election in suburban Atlanta; her four-point victory went on to boost morale so much that she would hold pep talks for Republican candidates.
Saccone, the author of the book "God in Our Government", has been described as having ties to Dominionism.
"If we turn out the support that is here for him", he said, "He'll win". Republicans have a 24-seat advantage in the House pending the outcome in Pennsylvania. "And there are people who love him, and they'll turn out".
The vice president argues that Trump's entire agenda is on the line in a race that is being viewed as a bellwether of a challenging midterm election cycle for Republicans.
"He's pro-gun, he's pro-tariff, he's pro-Trump, essentially", Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel said in a Monday radio interview.
And he embraces unions, highlighting Saccone's anti-labor record at the statehouse - a noticeable deviation from Murphy's status as a union-friendly Republican. President Donald Trump won the district by about 20 points in 2016. And with 11 days to go in the race, Lamb's campaign has over $800,000 in cash on hand, to Saccone's $300,000.
But the area covered by the 18th district had been trending Republican for decades.
Saccone, meanwhile, portrayed himself as an underdog, as national Republicans quietly blamed him for the closeness of the race.
According to FEC filings posted Thursday, Lamb dramatically outraised Saccone from January 1 through February 21, the final complete filing period before the special election, which is set for March 13. Registered Democrats still outnumber Republicans by nearly a four-to-three ratio in a district where gun rights are a high priority, and Democrats still hold some local offices. The Republican had won his party's nomination in an upset, after winning four terms in the state house through low-dollar, grass-roots campaigns.
Saccone hopes Republicans turn up big for today's special election.
Already those around Trump are distancing the president from Saccone. That has required outside groups and the national party to come into the district, which should be a safe one, to try to rescue Saccone. They largely abandoned Roy Moore, the scandal-plagued nominee in last year's Alabama Senate race who lose to Democrat Doug Jones.
Over the weekend, Lamb celebrated an endorsement from the United Mine Workers, a union that sat out the 2016 election rather than endorse Trump or Hillary Clinton.
Lamb's campaign has raked in almost $3.9 million to Saccone's roughly $918,000.
Eddy Cue: Apple Music reaches 38 million subscribers
Mar 14, 2018 - 00:36
In addition to paid subscribers, Apple also lays claim to 8 million users that are now in a three-month free trial period. Apple also has curated playlists, but it doesn't continually update based on your music preferences like Spotify .
Google Hints Rebranding Android Wear as Wear OS
Mar 14, 2018 - 00:31
Since people are getting familiar with Wearables, Android Wear becomes more popular operating system in the wearables category. However, the company will soon come up with an official statement regarding the same and we would update you with that.
Sammy Watkins to Sign 3-Year Deal With Chiefs
Mar 14, 2018 - 00:31
Now head coach Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs have taken another talented performer off the wideout free-agent market. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Watkins' deal could be worth $48 million over three years.
11 people on board plane that crashed in Iran
Mar 13, 2018 - 11:26
Flight-tracking website FlightRadar24 writes the plane gained altitude and within minutes dropped drastically. There were three crew members and eight passengers in the plane, according to Public Relations of the OVA.
Prominent Florida donor launching gun-reform group
Mar 13, 2018 - 11:26
Andrew Pollack, whose daughter was killed, said more needs to be done, but there's enough good in the bill that it should pass.
When do the clocks go forward?
Mar 13, 2018 - 11:23
While most digital clocks will move forward an hour on their own, analog clocks will still need to be adjusted manually. A good way of remembering how the clocks change is the phrase: "Spring forward, fall back".
Richard Sherman called Raiders, but McKenzie said no cap room
Mar 13, 2018 - 11:22
On Sunday, the 49ers signed cornerback Richard Sherman , who surprisingly hit the open market when the Seattle Seahawks cut him . Seattle didn't want him, the 49ers needed a cornerback, Aqib Talib didn't want to get traded here , so Sherman was the ideal fit.
Japan's Finance Ministry Doctored Papers In Abe Scandal
Mar 13, 2018 - 11:22
His ratings had rebounded from a slump a year ago , but doubts have revived with a series of fresh revelations. Aso also offered apologies, saying that "some staff at the Financial Bureau" were the perpetrators.
India's farmers call for support after six-day march to Mumbai
Mar 13, 2018 - 11:21
Adivasi cultivators are seeking transfer of lands they have been cultivating and implementation of the Forest Rights Act.
Hesson confident Taylor will be fit for day-night Test against England
Mar 13, 2018 - 11:20
New Zealand's 223 all out at Hagley Oval was easily overhauled by England with seven wickets remaining and 104 balls to spare. For now, the focus will switch to red-ball cricket as New Zealand prepare to face England in a two-match Test series at home .
Watch Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Get Serenaded By Liam Payne
Mar 13, 2018 - 11:16
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Ford meeting with Elliott day after close convention result
Mar 12, 2018 - 10:46
The party said it was aware of those concerns and twice pushed back the deadline for party members to register for the vote. Each of the four candidates are allowed to send as many as 14 scrutineers to review the results.
Foreign alumni from Turkey support Afrin op
Mar 12, 2018 - 10:44
The military intervention came after the USA said it would set up a 30,000-strong militant border force at Turkish doorstep. On Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Turkish army would soon enter Afrin .
Chelsea need Liverpool's Anger to Save Precarious Position at Barcelona
Mar 12, 2018 - 10:43
An early goal from Willian and an own goal helped Chelsea secure all three points to close in towards the fourth-placed Tottenham. He also played up front against Barca, but was deployed in his more familiar role roaming from the left flank here.
Abhishek Manu Singhvi: Grateful to TMC for support in Rajya Sabha polls
Mar 12, 2018 - 10:41
The Trinamool Congress chief also met senior NCP leader Praful Patel to discuss the formation of a federal front. Mukul Roy, who joined the BJP from the Trinamool a year ago , has already resigned from the Upper House.