Coming off his narrow victory in the 18th Congressional district special election Democrat Conor Lamb will reportedly run in the new 17th Congressional district to challenge Republican Congressman Keith Rothfus.
According to the Beaver County Times Beaver county Democratic Committee Chairman Steve Dupree said Lamb is participating in the county endorsement vote on March 22nd.
After the state Supreme Court ordered a redraw of the state’s Congressional districts, the 18th district Lamb ran in does not exist anymore, meaning he needs to figure out where he will run in the May primary.
The new 17th district includes Beaver county, and parts of Butler and Allegheny counties.
Dupree said that even though Lamb won the special election, he hasn’t built a network in Beaver county yet.
“He doesn’t know anybody in Beaver County. He has to work hard to get the support of the Beaver County committee and the Beaver County electorate,” Dupree said.
Lamb’s special election victory came in a district that voted for President Trump by 20 points in 2016. The new 17th district would have voted for Trump by 2.5 points.
Lamb joins Beth Tarasi and Aaron Anthony in seeking the endorsement.