According to the report, despite the district being strongly Republican, Democrat Conor Lamb has gained a lot of ground in the race.
“What’s made the race so close, many Republicans admit, is that Lamb has simply proven to be a stronger candidate than Saccone,” the report says.
Cook also cites the fundraising advantage Lamb has held over Saccone in the race so far, outraising him 3-1 in the race.
The special election will be held March 13th in the boundaries of the old 18th district. For the May primary both candidates will have to figure out which of the new congressional districts they would run in since they both live in districts with other incumbents.