TRAFFORD, Pa. (AP) —President Donald Trump is highlighting a Pennsylvania newspaper's endorsement of the Republican candidate in Tuesday's special election for a U.S. House seat.
Trump tweeted Monday about the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's backing of state lawmaker Rick Saccone for Congress. Trump says Saccone "will be much better for steel and business. Very strong on experience and what our Country needs." Trump campaigned for Saccone in Pennsylvania on Saturday night.
The Pittsburgh Post Gazette just endorsed Rick Saccone for Congress. He will be much better for steel and business. Very strong on experience and what our Country needs. Lamb will always vote for Pelosi and Dems....Will raise taxes, weak on Crime and Border.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2018
The president says Saccone's Democratic opponent — Marine Corps veteran Conor Lamb — "will always vote for Pelosi and Dems.
Lamb, however, has pledged not to support House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi for another term as her party's House leader and says he will go his own way.
The reason why Conor Lamb has been able to withstand millions in attacks from @SpeakerRyan is because of our grassroots supporters and volunteers.— Conor Lamb (@ConorLambPA) March 9, 2018
Watch this video and then chip in $3 to help our volunteers get out the vote >> https://t.co/t7oLGjg7q1 pic.twitter.com/NgfWv8RVdi
Tuesday's election is being closely watched for signs of where the momentum is heading into November's congressional elections