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.Don John TrumpWatchdog to weigh probe of Trump administration advancements of Pebble Mine Trump pledges to look at 'both sides' on Pebble Mine Twitter limits Donald Trump Jr.'s account after sharing coronavirus disinformation 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. 
 
"We don’t need people who are pretending to be conservative but will follow the mainstream and vote with Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSusan Collins asks postmaster general to address delays of 'critically needed mail' Trump says he'd sign bill funding USPS but won't seek changes to help mail voting On The Money: Senate leaves until September without coronavirus relief agreement | Weekly jobless claims fall below 1 million for first time since March | Trump says no Post Office funding means Democrats 'can't have universal mail-in voting' MORE and Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerIn the next relief package Congress must fund universal COVID testing Ocasio-Cortez's 2nd grade teacher tells her 'you've got this' ahead of DNC speech New poll shows Markey with wide lead over Kennedy in Massachusetts MORE," Trump Jr. said, as he sat and ate ice cream with Saccone at Sarris Candies.
 
"I want someone in that office who will fight for America.” 
 
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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."