Rick Saccone

Democrats get nominee for special election to succeed Murphy

A 33-year-old former federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh and Marine veteran from a political family became the Democratic nominee Sunday for next year's special election to complete the term of an anti-abortion Republican congressman who resigned in a scandal.

Democrats in Pennsylvania chose Conor Lamb, a first-time candidate and Marine veteran, as their nominee for the March 13 balloting to replace former eight-term U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, who resigned last month after the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, his hometown newspaper, reported that he had suggested to a mistress that she get an abortion.

Lamb, the nephew of Pittsburgh's elected city controller, beat out six others in a vote...

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