WATCH LIVE: President Trump Gives Speech Endorsing House Candidate in Pennsylvania
President Trump is heading to a Pittsburgh, PA suburb today in order to provide support to Republican State Rep. Rick Saccone in his bid for a U.S. House seat in an upcoming special election. The speech is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. ET.
Will be going to Pennsylvania today in order to give my total support to RICK SACCONE, running for Congress in a Special Election (March 13). Rick is a great guy. We need more Republicans to continue our already successful agenda!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2018
The special election comes after Tim Murphy resigned last year following revelations of his extramarital affair with psychologist Shannon Edwards. Beyond the sex scandal, there was additional intrigue due to allegations that the pro-life Republican representative urged his ex-mistress to get an abortion when they both thought she was pregnant.
Saccone will face Democrat Conor Lamb on March 13 in their battle to take Murphy’s seat for the 18th Congressional District. While the region was supportive of Trump during the 2016 election, it has a high concentration of Democrats, and if blue wave really is about to crash into Congress during midterm elections, a Lamb victory could be a sign of what’s to come later this year.
Watch above via the White House.
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