Marcha 23, 2018

Why Tuesday's Special Election in Pennsylvania Matters So Much

12 Marcha 2018, 10:40 | Crisanna Felipe

Republican Rick Saccone talks with reporters during a campaign stop at the party call center in Pittsburgh Friday

Republican Rick Saccone talks with reporters during a campaign stop at the party call center in Pittsburgh Friday

Mr Trump also said 25 per cent tariffs on steel imports will boost Pennsylvania's economy. At one, point Trump even mocked the idea of being "Presidential". He repeatedly referred to Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Oprah Winfrey.

"Do me a favor - get out on Tuesday, vote for Rick Saccone, and we can leave right now", Trump said.

According to our ABC News analysis, Democrat Conor Lamb would need to pull off an electorate trifecta of sorts to win the race, by greatly increasing the Democrat turnout over what it would typically be in a midterm or special election, convincing moderate or swing voters to go blue and lucking out with depressed Republican turnout.

Shortly after endorsing Saccone he pivoted and began to discuss his own agenda.

Elsewhere, he did take a moment to praise Saccone in the speech, saying "he knows things other people don't know" before slamming the Democratic candidate as "Lamb the Sham". Liberals' fury at President Trump is so strong that even in a blue-collar district he won by 20 points his support for Saccone is a two-edged sword. White House officials said Trump has privately expressed interest in Singapore's policy of executing drug dealers. In January, Seema Verma, Trump's administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMS) unveiled plans to introduce work requirements for low income recipients of Medicaid, which would cut drug treatments for the poor and unemployed.

Trump made similar comments at a White House summit late last month, presenting the execution of drug traffickers as a means of stemming the opioid epidemic.

Lamb's race against Republican Rick Saccone has crystallized the debate over whether a younger, charismatic Democrat appealing to win back traditionally Democratic voters can overcome a veteran Republican counting on party loyalty to carry him to victory in a GOP-leaning district at a time when President Donald Trump is pushing hard for the Republican, but remains a divisive figure.

Surprisingly, the U.S. is among them, at least in theory.

Continuing his battle against the mainstream news media, Trump insulted NBC News' Meet the Press host Chuck Todd and Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters.

Trump is not a fan of the congressional hopeful and privately disparaged Saccone as a awful candidate, calling him "weak", according to a report last night by Axios. It's all coming back, Trump told several thousand cheering supporters.

While aides pondered details of the meeting - and say it may not happen unless Kim takes affirmative steps - Trump expressed confidence in tweets as well as at the Pennsylvania rally. He raged against Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto for refusing to pay for a border wall: "I said: 'Are you crazy?'". "Time and place to be determined".

"He also credited South Korea for doing a" great job" with the recent 2018 Winter Olympics.

"Whether that moves the needle in this election, I really don't know", Mark Hrutkay, chairman of the Washington County Republican Party, said in a Friday phone interview.

Saccone said that with Trump's support, he expects to win this this Tuesday. 'You think her life is so easy folks? "I don't know if that is unpopular", he said. Critics said other countries will retaliate with tariffs of their own on American products, increasing prices worldwide. "He can say all he wants, there's no way he's voting for us ever, ever ..."

Nearby in this upper-middle-class enclave outside Pittsburgh, engineer Carol Heinecke, 57, offered another absolute reason for supporting Saccone: President Donald Trump. "Steel is back, and aluminum is back".

"We have eight years of Saccone's record in the statehouse", said Rick Bloomingdale, president of Pennsylvania's AFL-CIO.

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