Democrat in US House race in Pennsylvania says opponent concedes

  • Democrat Conor Lamb said his Republican opponent in a U.S. House of Representatives special election on March 13 in Pennsylvania had conceded the race.
  • Lamb made the statement on Twitter about Rick Saccone.
  • That cemented a stunning Democratic upset in a long-time Republican area that President Donald Trump won handily in 2016.

Democrat Conor Lamb said on Wednesday his Republican opponent in a U.S. House of Representatives special election on March 13 in Pennsylvania had conceded the race.

Lamb made the statement on Twitter about Rick Saccone, cementing a stunning Democratic upset in a long-time Republican area that President Donald Trump won handily in 2016.

"Just got off the phone with my opponent, @RickSaccone4PA, who congratulated me & graciously conceded last Tuesday's election," the tweet said in part.