HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Democrat Conor Lamb is pounding his Republican opponent Rick Saccone in fundraising ahead of March 13’s special election for a vacant U.S. House seat in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Lamb reported raising more than $3.3 million in the first 52 days of 2018, almost five times the $703,000 Saccone reported. Lamb spent most of it, leaving him $837,000 in cash heading into the final three weeks of the race. That’s more than twice as much as the $303,000 Saccone is reporting.
The race is seen as a test of Republican strength ahead of 2018’s mid-term elections when Democrats are trying to recapture the U.S. House. President Donald Trump won the congressional district easily in 2016, but polls show the race is neck-and-neck.
Republican and Trump-aligned groups are pouring millions into the race.
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