Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Pennsylvania Race to Test How Tax Law Plays with Voters

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Pennsylvania Race to Test How Tax Law Plays with Voters

Article excerpt

NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. * In southwestern Pennsylvania, Democratic congressional hopeful Conor Lamb hammers the new Republican tax law as a gift to corporations and the wealthy that will add to the national debt and give the GOP-led Congress an excuse to gut Social Security and Medicare.

Rick Saccone, Lamb's opponent in the 18th Congressional District that wraps around Pittsburgh, says the tax changes will goose the economy and give Americans bigger paychecks. National Republican groups are blanketing television stations with ads to tell voters that Lamb doesn't want them to have lower taxes.

It's a defining line ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, and the outcome for Lamb could serve as a guidepost for Democrats as they try to reclaim a House majority this November. Democrats must flip at least 24 GOP-held seats to regain a majority, and the Pennsylvania seat in a district Trump won by almost 20 points in 2016 would be a welcome boost. …

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