Washington, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today after Conor Lamb won the special election in PA-18:
"I congratulate Representative-Elect Conor Lamb on winning a hard-fought campaign. In a district that voted for Donald Trump by 20% in 2016, Conor's victory shows that Democrats have the momentum and will win by focusing on the economic issues that working Americans care about."
"While Republicans are mired in chaos and dysfunction, Conor focused on putting forward solutions for his district: supporting the creation of jobs that pay a living wage, addressing the opioid crisis, and fighting for veterans and seniors. He won because he put the voters first and stood up to Congressional Republicans and the dark money that conservative groups poured into this race against him. His victory also demonstrated the importance of recruiting strong candidates that fit their districts."
"I look forward to welcoming Conor to the Congress and know that he will work tirelessly on behalf of the people of Western Pennsylvania."