GOP Candidate Saccone Talks PA Special Election, Trump's Support
Republican congressional candidate Rick Saccone appeared on "Cavuto Live" Saturday morning ahead of the critical Pennsylvania special election on Tuesday.
Saccone, according to recent polls, is in a close battle with Democrat Conor Lamb, as President Trump gets set to campaign for Saccone on Saturday in western Pennsylvania.
Over the past week, Saccone - a state representative - has championed Trump's tariffs of 25 percent on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum imports, believing it will help create jobs in the 18th district.
Lamb is a 33-year-old former federal prosecutor and U.S. Marine captain who has touted his pro-life positions and distanced himself from Nancy Pelosi. He got a boost earlier this week with a visit from Joe Biden.
VP @JoeBiden has always been a champion for working people & for the hopes & aspirations that all of us have for ourselves & for our families. Honored to have him campaigning with us yesterday as we work to #GOTV here in #PA18. pic.twitter.com/ZQ3d3FGumM
— Conor Lamb (@ConorLambPA) March 7, 2018
Although some have said Lamb is a very impressive candidate, Saccone believes his opponent's resume is "very thin."
"I have 18-and-a-half years in the United States Air Force, I have a career in academia, education, international business, state legislature, diplomacy and government," Saccone said. "I have a long resume. I'm the most experienced, qualified person. So we're ready to go. We're ready to roll."
He added that he's confident the voters of the 18th district will turn out for him because of the Trump administration's successful economic policies, including jobs growth and the recent tax cuts.
"The Democratic Party's always been against the taxpayer," Saccone said.
Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the district by 19 points, leading many to believe that even a close loss by Lamb would be a significant positive for Democrats heading into the midterms in November.
The House seat was left vacant when Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) resigned last fall after reports surfaced that he had asked his mistress to have an abortion.
Watch President Trump's speech in Pennsylvania on Saturday at 7:00pm ET on Fox News Channel.