Trump Jr. campaigns in Pa.: Republicans 'can't take winning for granted'

Trump Jr. campaigns in Pa.: Republicans 'can't take winning for granted'
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CANONSBURG, Pa. — Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpHouse chairman: Trump lawyers may have given false info about Cohen payments Sarah Sanders says she was interviewed by Mueller's office Trump dismisses Ann Coulter after criticism: 'I hardly know her' MORE delivered a call to action to Republicans one day before the special House election, appearing alongside Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone at a tour of a local candy store as new polls show Saccone is at risk of losing the deep-red seat for the GOP. 
 
 
"I want someone in that office who will fight for America.” 
 
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Trump Jr. touched down in the district Monday as part of the administration's aggressive final push to keep the seat in GOP hands. President TrumpDonald John TrumpMcCabe says he was fired because he 'opened a case against' Trump McCabe: Trump said 'I don't care, I believe Putin' when confronted with US intel on North Korea McCabe: Trump talked to me about his election victory during 'bizarre' job interview MORE and White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayWhite House seeks to clarify Trump remarks on emergency Trump says he 'didn't need to' declare emergency but wanted 'faster' action Trump dismisses Ann Coulter after criticism: 'I hardly know her' MORE have also traveled to the district recently, as Republicans look to hold onto a deep-red district that may be slipping away. 
 
President Trump won the district by 20 points in 2016, but Democrats appear to be surging here ahead of the Tuesday election. 
 
A new poll from Monmouth University released Monday showed Saccone 6 points behind Democrat Conor Lamb, with the Republican trailing in every turnout model. 
 
Seated amid a scrum of reporters, Trump Jr. implored Republicans not to get complacent. 
 
“Our guys just can’t take winning for granted. They have to get out there, they have to continue this fight — now, for the rest of '18, in '20," he said, referring to his father's reelection campaign. 
 
"In eight years, we can make a real difference. We just can’t be lazy.”
 
When asked about the latest polling numbers that showed Saccone lagging, the candidate brushed the figures aside. 
 
 
"I'm a walking poll — my wife and I meet thousands of people a day," Saccone said. "I won my first House race in a 76 percent Democratic district where they said it couldn’t be done.”
 
The two men joined employees at the almost 70-year-old candy store for a tour through the shop and the sprawling assembly plant. 
 
Donning hair nets, they traversed the back room where employees helped load pretzels and other candies into machines waiting to bathe them in chocolate. As they emerged past a row of chocolate bunnies, each more than two feet tall, Trump Jr. had a message for the employees. 
 
“Like Tony Montana, don't get high on your own supply,” Trump Jr. said, referring to the title character from the movie "Scarface."