But the peculiar politics of the state, whose congressional map will be different in the fall, make it difficult for either party to carry the spoils of Tuesdays election into the next vote.
Margaret Vines, 48, of Mt. Lebanon, voted for Saccone but thought Lamb had the better shot of winning. Vines said she hoped the race is close and that the two parties win near equal seats in the upcoming midterms. She worried that nothing would get done if either party had a big majority.
PITTSBURGH, PA – MARCH 9: Conor Lamb, Democratic Congressional candidate for Pennsylvanias 18th district, takes photos with supporters after he spoke at rally at the United Steelworkers Building, March 9, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. CREDIT: Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images MT. LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA — Maria O’Matz got to skip school Tuesday. The high school sophomore instead spent the day knocking on doors in a last minute push for Democrat Conor Lamb, who is on the ballot in Tuesday’s special election to replace Rep. Tim Murphy (R).
GOP, conservative groups have spent $10 million-plus on the PA-18 special election
It’s O’Matz’s first time volunteering for a political campaign, though she has worked with a group called Girl Gov lobbying for comprehensive sex ed in Pennsylvania’s schools, among other issues, in the past.