Trump urges support for Saccone as Pennsylvania voters head to polls

Trump urges support for Saccone as Pennsylvania voters head to polls
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpShocking summit with Putin caps off Trump’s turbulent Europe trip GOP lambasts Trump over performance in Helsinki Trump stuns the world at Putin summit MORE delivered a last-minute plea for GOP congressional hopeful Rick Saccone on Tuesday, touting economic successes as voters in Pennsylvania headed to the polls for a special election.

"The Economy is raging, at an all time high, and is set to get even better," Trump tweeted. "Jobs and wages up. Vote for Rick Saccone and keep it going!"

Saccone is facing off against Democrat Conor Lamb in Tuesday's special election to replace former Rep. Tim MurphyTim MurphyJordan weathering political storm, but headwinds remain Saccone loses GOP primary comeback bid in Pa. Nearly half of voters hope for Dems to win majority in 2018: poll MORE (R-Pa.), who resigned in October following a scandal related to an extramarital affair.

The blue-collar district has typically been considered safe for Republican candidates. Trump won the district by 20 points in the 2016 presidential election. 

But a Monmouth University poll released Monday had Lamb leading Saccone, 51 percent to 45 percent. 

Trump traveled to the Pennsylvania district over the weekend to campaign for Saccone. The race is widely seen as a bellwether for Republicans' prospects in the November midterm elections later this year.