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    Democrat Declares Victory in Pennsylvania House Race

    President Donald Trump won Pennsylvania’s 18th District by nearly 20 points, but yesterday’s special election to replace disgraced Rep. Tim Murphy remains too close to call. Moderate Democrat Conor Lamb leads by 641 votes with one county’s absentee ballots still uncounted. He’s already declared victory over Republican Rick Saccone, telling supporters, “We did it!” If Lamb maintains his lead, Republicans will have to mount a legal challenge for a recount. The White House and the Trump family spent weeks campaigning furiously for Saccone, and his performance may have other Republicans nervous about November midterms.

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