Tuesday's special election to fill a House seat in a deeply conservative district remained too close to call overnight. Democrat Conor Lamb, leading by roughly 600 votes over Republican Rick Saccone with more than 1,000 absentee ballots still to be counted, declared victory early Wednesday. After being introduced as "Congressman-elect," the 33-year-old Marine veteran told supporters that voters had told him to "do your job," and added, "Mission accepted." National Republicans, fearing a stinging loss in a district President Trump won by 20 percentage points in 2016, poured $10 million into the race. Trump twice visited the district in an attempt to rally support for Saccone. "It's not over yet," Saccone told reporters.
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