Democrat claims victory in Pennsylvania election for U.S. House

CANONSBURG, Pa. (Reuters) – Conor Lamb, a moderate Democrat, claimed victory in Tuesday’s election for a U.S. House of Representatives seat in Pennsylvania that is seen as a referendum on President Donald Trump’s performance and a litmus test for midterm elections in November.

Conor Lamb exits after taking his grandmother, Barbara Lamb, to vote in Carnegie, Pennsylvania. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

“It took a little longer than we thought but we did it. You did it,” Lamb told cheering supporters as results showed him ahead of Republican rival Rick Saccone by a fraction of a percentage point.

Reporting by David Morgan; Writing by Alistair Bell; Editing by Paul Tait

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