RNC spokeswoman: Dem 'has essentially run as a Republican' in Pa. House race

Republican National Committee spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said that Democratic candidate Conor Lamb “has essentially run as a Republican” in the Pennsylvania House special election.

“He’s pro-gun. He says he’s personally pro-life. He says he’s pro-coal, he’s pro-tariff. He says he's anti-Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiTrump: I will deliver State of the Union 'when the shutdown is over' Colbert starts petition for Cardi B to give State of the Union rebuttal On The Money: Shutdown Day 33 | Fight over State of the Union | Pelosi tells Trump no speech on Tuesday | Trump teases 'alternative' address | Trump adviser warns shutdown could hurt growth | Mulvaney seeks list of vulnerable programs MORE,” McEnany said on ABC News ahead of the election results Tuesday.

“Imagine that, a Democratic candidate who’s against Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader,” she said. “He has made himself into essentially a Republican. So you have a Republican in name and a Republican in truth running against one another.”

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McEnany was referring to GOP candidate Rick Saccone in her comments.

Lamb has said he is personally against abortion, but supports abortion rights. He has also promised to vote against House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in her next leadership bid.

Republicans spent the last few days of the campaign trying to avoid an upset by Lamb in the election. The Democrat had held a lead over Saccone in the latest polls ahead of the election.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: I will deliver State of the Union 'when the shutdown is over' Former NYPD commander claims Trump got special treatment for gun licenses Colbert starts petition for Cardi B to give State of the Union rebuttal MORE campaigned for Saccone in Pennsylvania last week, and Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpFormer NYPD commander claims Trump got special treatment for gun licenses Pavlich: Mueller’s indictment of the media Dem senator: 'Putin had something on' Trump which may account for 'plainly false' statements MORE also traveled to the district this week to stump for the candidate.

Democrats have highlighted a possible win by Lamb as a sign they can flip deep-red districts in upcoming elections.