Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Backs Lamb

Republicans are urging Guy Reschenthaler to run if Saccone loses.

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Ally Mutnick
Jan. 2, 2018, 9:56 a.m.

The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO unanimously endorsed former federal prosecutor Conor Lamb (D) in the special election to replace former Rep. Tim Murphy (R). “The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO represents more than 800,000 union workers statewide, giving Lamb’s campaign significant grassroots momentum in the race to replace … Murphy in the March 13th special election,” the group wrote in a statement. (release)

GOP WOES. Meanwhile, state Rep. Rick Saccone’s (R) “fundraising has been an early source of concern for Republicans watching the race. He raised just over $70,000 in eight months while running for U.S. Senate earlier this year, before switching to the House race when Murphy resigned. … But some local Republicans are already urging” state Sen. Guy Reschenthaler (R), “who lost the nomination to Saccone in a convention last month, to run in the regular primary in May, two GOP sources familiar with those conversations said. Those Republicans are already planning in case Saccone loses the special election. The filing deadline for the regular primary is on March 6, a week before Saccone faces Lamb.” (Politico)


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