Did you watch or participate in the incredibly close race in the 18th District of Pennsylvania last week? Read about student reactions to Conor Lamb’s win in tomorrow’s release of The Review!#conorlamb#specialelection
12 hours ago
Petitions and Ballot Paperwork:
As the Lamb Campaign had planned for, after winning PA18 this past week, we gathered signatures in the newly redrawn district map to have Conor run for PA17, where he lives and will run in November for election for his first full 2 year term. The petitioning process was quick because it was thought that it would be frowned upon to gather signatures for a district, 17, while he was running in the special election in 18. After the two rulings yesterday in the courts, the redrawn districts in PA are now fully in effect for November, 2018. Early this morning, Deputy Campaign Manager DJ Ryan and Finance Director Julie Hallinan drove the more than 4,500 signatures to Harrisburg to turn them in to the Pennsylvania Department of State, Bureau of Commissions, Elections, and Legislation.
14 hours ago
Beto O’Rourke wants to be a little more Conor Lamb, a little less Jon Ossoff.
O’Rourke, the Texas congressman who is running for U.S. Senate against Ted Cruz, is looking to live out a Democratic fantasy of turning Texas blue by taking down the only Republican who gets Democrats nearly as riled up as President Donald Trump, in a race no one thinks he can win.
But he insists he doesn’t want to become the next national Democratic cause along the way—that kind of attention can create a backlash, and with the background of first winning his House seat despite Bill Clinton and Barack Obama campaigning against him, O’Rourke doesn’t see the value of outside help.
“It may hurt,” O’Rourke told me in an interview for POLITICO’s Off Message podcast. “My takeaway is, I don’t know that it ever helps.” —EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE (Listen and subscribe today in your favorite podcast app or at the #linkinbio) zackstanton/POLITICO Magazine