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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.

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“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 TrumpMore than two-thirds of Americans approve of Biden's coronavirus response: poll Sarah Huckabee Sanders to run for governor Mexico's president tests positive for COVID-19 MORE campaigned for Saccone in Pennsylvania last week, and Donald Trump Jr.Don TrumpCompany appeals rejection of controversial Pebble Mine  Singer Taylor Dayne responds to criticism after Mar-a-Lago performance: 'I try to stay non-political' More voters say pardons for Trump's family would be inappropriate: poll 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.