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In Pennsylvania's special election, Conor Lamb's Democratic victory was fuelled by his moderate positions and voters' concerns about healthcare

Atherton, Michelle (2018) In Pennsylvania's special election, Conor Lamb's Democratic victory was fuelled by his moderate positions and voters' concerns about healthcare. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (15 Mar 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Yesterday, Democrat Conor Lamb claimed victory in the special election for Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District. Lamb's election win comes as a surprise in a district which voted for President Trump by a margin of 20 percentage points in 2016. Michelle Atherton writes that Lamb, who had largely moderate positions on issues such as abortion and the 2nd Amendment, was a perfect fit for his district’s voters, who may also have punished his opponent, Republican Rick Saccone, for the GOP’s healthcare agenda.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2018 13:58
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2019 23:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/89322

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