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Democrat Lamb significantly outraises Republican Saccone in final stretch of Pennsylvania special election

Democrat Conor Lamb holds a significant financial advantage over Republican Rick Saccone heading into the final stret...

Posted: Mar 2, 2018 2:01 PM
Updated: Mar 2, 2018 2:01 PM

Democrat Conor Lamb holds a significant financial advantage over Republican Rick Saccone heading into the final stretch of the special election in Pennsylvania's 18th District.

According to FEC filings posted Thursday, Lamb dramatically outraised Saccone from January 1 through February 21, the final complete filing period before the special election, which is set for March 13. Lamb took in around $3.3 million during this period, compared to about $700,000 for Saccone.

During the same period, Lamb's campaign spent $2.9 million while Saccone's campaign spent a little over $600,000. And with 11 days to go in the race, Lamb's campaign has over $800,000 in cash on hand, to Saccone's $300,000.

Pennsylvania's 18th District is holding a special election because of Republican Rep. Tim Murphy's resignation following a sexual harassment scandal last October. And despite the fact that President Donald Trump won the district by 20 points in 2016, Democrats view the seat as winnable and worth contesting -- a Monmouth University poll in mid-February had Saccone up just 3 points over Lamb, 49% to 46%, and the race presents an opportunity for Democrats to test messaging in a Trump-friendly district ahead of the 2018 midterms.

Lamb's fundraising edge is blunted somewhat by support for Saccone from outside groups like the National Republican Congressional Committee and the Congressional Leadership Fund. The CLF has released a torrent of ads in recent weeks criticizing Lamb and linking him to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi -- a favorite conservative boogeyman -- and the super PAC says it has spent over $2 million in TV advertising for the Pennsylvania special election.

Lamb's fundraising strength is attributable in large part to small-dollar donations, and in a Tuesday press release touting his fundraising numbers, Lamb credited "grassroots support" for his campaign's success and said the average donation was $33.

Saccone, meanwhile, dismissed Lamb's fundraising prowess in comments to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published on Friday. "I've always raised the amount of money I need," he said.

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