Pennsylvania 18

The seat is vacant.

 Lamb Offices in Greensberg, PA

Lamb Offices in Greensberg, PA

Who’s Running:

Democrat: Conor Lamb

Republican: Rick Saccone

THE SPECIAL ELECTION IS MARCH 13TH.

The Cook Political Report rates this race:  “Toss Up”!

The Numbers:

Population:  709,728

95.8% White

2.0% Black

1.3% Asian

0.6% Hispanic

0.1% Native American

0.1% other

Median Income:  $44,938

Unemployment: 6.7%

Newspapers:

Pittsburgh Post Gazette  

Regional  “The Times Online”  

Reading:

Dr. Donald Burke’s Op-Ed  

 U.S. Steel.

U.S. Steel.

Steel and Aluminum tariffs may or may not have an impact on industry in PA-18, but people are watching the President’s decision carefully.  He seems inclined to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, fulfilling campaign promises in this region.  Opponents claim those tariffs will hurt important allies more than it will help U.S. manufacturing.  Bloomberg News on Section 232 of the 1962 Trade Expansion Act

The State Supreme Court’s decision that Pennsylvania Congressional Districts have been unfairly drawn to Republican’s advantage has provoked a legislative war  

Dreamland:  The True Tale of America’s Opioid Epidemic, by Sam Quinones

White Out:  The Secret Life of Heroin, by Michael W. Clune

Media:

Braddock Levis Ad  

Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown

Places We Love:

Dinette  

 Dinette

Dinette

Eunice Panetta