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Rick Saccone concedes to Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania special House race

Finishing a race everyone had already forgotten about even though it was just last week, Republican Rick Saccone called Democrat Conor Lamb on Wednesday to admit defeat in the special House election for Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district.

Lamb won by a few hundred votes and claimed victory in the early hours of March 14. There was some rumbling from Republicans that Saccone would call for a recount or take the matter to court, but Lamb tweeted Wednesday evening that Saccone "congratulated me and graciously conceded last Tuesday's election. I congratulate Mr. Saccone for a close, hard-fought race and wish him the best. Ready to be sworn in and get to work for the people of #PA18." Saccone, a member of the Pennsylvania House, said he plans on running again, this time in the newly drawn 14th congressional district.