“It took longer than we thought, but we did it,” Lamb said according to KDKA.
Saccone’s campaign consultant Ralph Iannotti told KDKA the campaign is “exploring ALL legal options” because of the close results. The Department of State website says Lamb leads Saccone by 579 votes.
The DCCC jumped on Lamb’s victory declaration.
“From the start, Conor ran a strong race that focused on Western Pennsylvania values of toughness, hard work and service. He represents the very best of his community and our country, and he will be a huge asset in Congress,” DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján said.
Absentee ballots are being counted, but because of how close the race is, the Associated Press tweeted out they will not be declare a winner in the race.
ADVISORY: The Associated Press is not declaring a winner in Tuesday's special election for PA's 18th CD because the race between Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone is too close to call.
Under PA state law, supporters of the trailing candidate can request a recount.
— Stephen Ohlemacher (@stephenatap) March 14, 2018
Lamb jumped out to an early lead as results came in, but Saccone closed the gap ahead of absentee ballots being counted.