Conor Lamb Declared ‘Apparent’ Winner of Pennsylvania Special Election


After a very long night, NBC News is calling the PA-18 special election, declaring Democrat Conor Lamb the “apparent winner” over Republican Rick Saccone.

That’s according to an NBC News projection that a worn-out but nonetheless cheery Steve Kornacki appeared on Morning Joe to report — watch above.

Per NBC, the Democrat was leading by 641 votes with 99 percent of the votes counted, in a district President Donald Trump won by double-digits in 2016.

Lamb declared victory in the race on Wednesday morning, but Saccone has yet to concede:

Trump also recently campaigned for Saccone––though many of the headlines he generated during his Saturday rally had nothing to do with the candidate.

The polls have been pretty close, with Lamb a few points ahead of Saccone in the most recent one. And all throughout the night, the race was a real nail-biter.

There had been some reports leading up to tonight about how Lamb is receiving support from Republicans and Trump supporters in the district.

The reason for the special election happening in the first place, of course, is the resignation of incumbent Republican Tim Murphy after reports came out he tried to pressure a woman he was having an affair with into having an abortion.

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