Saccone Concedes to Lamb in Special Election
“This afternoon, I spoke to Mr. Lamb, conceding the race in the Pennsylvania 18th Congressional District and congratulating him on his victory,” Saccone said in a statement according to the Post-Gazette.
Lamb tweeted out that he had spoken to Saccone and was ready to get to work in Congress.
Just got off the phone with my opponent, @RickSaccone4PA, who congratulated me & graciously conceded last Tuesday's election. I congratulate Mr. Saccone for a close, hard-fought race & wish him the best.
Ready to be sworn in & get to work for the people of #PA18.
— Conor Lamb (@ConorLambPA) March 21, 2018
With the win, Democrats in the state and nationally will likely point to Lamb’s win as the start of a wave ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
Since the redraw of the state’s Congressional district the 18th district that the special election was held in no longer exists, Lamb filed to run in the new 17th district and Saccone filed to run in the new 14th district.