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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.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 468498

Reported Deaths: 9100
CountyCasesDeaths
Harrison31907468
Hinds30552569
DeSoto29532342
Jackson22868335
Rankin21016355
Lee14393214
Madison13961263
Jones13053215
Forrest12879231
Lauderdale11244292
Lowndes10148171
Lamar9972122
Pearl River8569208
Lafayette8008136
Hancock7110107
Oktibbeha6764117
Washington6756146
Neshoba6350200
Monroe6304156
Warren6267159
Panola6036122
Pontotoc599292
Bolivar5960143
Marshall5917115
Union558885
Pike5424133
Lincoln5192127
Alcorn509388
George454766
Scott447392
Leflore4377138
Tippah431780
Itawamba429192
Prentiss429074
Copiah423883
Simpson4238108
Wayne419663
Tate418999
Adams4174109
Yazoo411486
Sunflower4057104
Covington404891
Marion399699
Leake389784
Coahoma385996
Newton360273
Grenada3489100
Stone342657
Tishomingo320987
Attala318285
Jasper308261
Winston298191
Clay282672
Chickasaw277464
Clarke271784
Holmes257685
Calhoun256939
Smith241546
Yalobusha215447
Tallahatchie213849
Walthall203457
Lawrence202431
Greene202045
Perry195053
Amite191251
Webster191141
Noxubee173437
Montgomery168652
Jefferson Davis164041
Carroll158936
Tunica146533
Benton137531
Kemper136538
Claiborne124134
Choctaw123824
Humphreys122036
Franklin114127
Quitman100925
Wilkinson98335
Jefferson85832
Sharkey61620
Issaquena1916
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Reported Deaths: 12784
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Mobile694251158
Madison47738562
Baldwin35347420
Shelby34758281
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Montgomery32249645
Lee21576200
Calhoun19621363
Morgan19061307
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Marshall17028252
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Elmore13812239
Cullman13756228
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Walker10047303
Autauga9371119
Blount9272146
Jackson8970132
Coffee8550150
Colbert8229160
Dale8162142
Escambia632298
Tallapoosa6255165
Covington6214153
Chilton6152128
Russell586753
Franklin558292
Chambers5155127
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Marion4490114
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Pike439188
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Lawrence4002101
Winston399982
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Barbour334667
Marengo317778
Monroe306844
Butler305878
Pickens296166
Henry288550
Randolph288255
Hale282981
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Fayette268569
Washington241844
Crenshaw226962
Clay219260
Macon211154
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Coosa160031
Wilcox153033
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Perry132430
Sumter122635
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