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The Pennsylvania special election shows that the GOP's signature issue may not help Republicans in the midterms

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Republicans want to make the new tax law the centerpiece of their 2018 midterm strategy.
The GOP abandoned messaging on the law in the recent Pennsylvania special election, which appears to have been won by a Democrat in heavily Republican district.
The ineffectiveness of the tax message in Pennsylvania could be trouble for the GOP in the midterms.
The centerpiece of the GOP midterm strategy didn't appear to make a dent in the special election in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, and that should worry Republicans.
The recently implemented tax law that was championed by...
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Pennsylvania's special election may not get a recount as Democrat Lamb declared victory by less than 1,000 votes

Pennsylvania's special election may not get a recount as Democrat Lamb declared victory by less than 1,000 votes

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Despite the Democrat candidate Conor Lamb declaring victory with fewer than 1,000 votes in the lead, Pennsylvania's election doesn't have to go to a recount.
Voters in each precinct would have to file a petition to trigger a recount.
Only absentee and provisional ballots remain to be counted as Lamb leads with 0.3%, or 677 votes.
Despite razor-thin margins in Pennsylvania's 18th district's special election, the state is not required to hold a recount as Democrat Conor Lamb leads with less than 1,000 votes and the election heads into its second day.
With 100% of...
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