By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Conor Lamb has declared victory over Sean Parnell in the race for Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District.
In a news conference on Wednesday night at Steamfitters union hall, Lamb declared victory. KDKA reached out to the Parnell campaign but has not heard back.
Lamb says Parnell has not conceded, but Lamb’s campaign believes the numbers are in his favor enough to declare victory.
“We had a pretty good sense of what the mail-in vote was going to look like, in part because of our campaign and the grassroots groups, they focused on the mail-in ballot campaigning. That was a huge part of our efforts,” Lamb said.
With 96% of the vote in, Rep. Lamb is trailing Parnell 51%-49%, according to The Associated Press. Parnell has a 195,161 to 188,523 vote lead over Rep. Lamb.
The race has not been called yet.
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