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 TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Dems contemplate big election and court reforms Conservatives face a tough fight as Big Tech's censorship expands GOP lawmaker defends Chelsea Clinton after confrontation over New Zealand attacks 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 TrumpDem lawmaker says Electoral College was 'conceived' as way to perpetuate slavery Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals to visit White House on Monday Transportation Dept requests formal audit of Boeing 737 Max certification MORE and White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayGeorge Conway responds to Trump calling him a loser: 'Perfect example of the point I was making' The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump steps up attacks on McCain Trump praised George Conway's legal skills in 2006 letter 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."