Eight days after special election results in Pennsylvania’s 18th district showed a razor-thin victory for Democrat Conor Lamb, Republican Rick Saccone conceded the race.
“Just got off the phone with my opponent, @RickSaccone4PA, who congratulated me & graciously conceded last Tuesday’s election,” Lamb tweeted Wednesday night. “I congratulate Mr. Saccone for a close, hard-fought race & wish him the best. Ready to be sworn in & get to work for the people of #PA18.”
National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Jesse Hunt confirmed Saccone’s concession to CNN.