Saccone, a 60-year-old state lawmaker, has struggled with an electorate that favored Trump by almost 20 percentage points just 16 months ago.
President Donald Trump tweeted about "steel and business" in a final push to sway voters while Donald Trump Jr., visiting a candy-making business, touted Republican Rick Saccone as someone who will be "helping fight with my father" for jobs to come back from overseas. "I don't know if this country's ready for it". But he said tariffs "are my baby" and is evidence of his defense of the working class.
Trump was ostensibly at the rally to inject some last-minute political capital behind Republican Rick Saccone, whose race against Democrat Conor Lamb could be a harbinger of the Republican Party's fate in the midterms. The seat had been held by GOP Rep. Why officials believe turnout could surpass totals from both of last year's elections, on 11 Morning News starting at 4:30 a.m.
For the past five months, Democrats and Republicans alike have been pouring money into the next special election that takes place Tuesday in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional district.
A key difference between Murphy and Saccone: Murphy tended to have labor union support. "They're going to take away your 2nd Amendment rights", Trump said. Speaking to a crowd of supporters during the election campaign three days before the crucial special election for Congress in Pittsburgh, Mr Trump said, he had been floating the idea of imposing a death penalty on drug dealers by a long discourse where he praised the criminal justice system in China.
"Some countries have a very tough penalty, the ultimate penalty, and they have much less of a drug problem than we do", he explained during a White House summit on March 1.
Nearly 64,000 Americans died as a result of the opioid crisis in 2016.
Unsurprisingly, Trump's recent comments calling for the death of drug peddlers who "kill 5,000 people with drugs".
The Pennsylvania special election set for this Tuesday is the latest in the slew of surprisingly competitive races.
This time around, the organization is supporting Lamb, and not just because it sees him as a union supporter, but because Saccone is seen as an anti-union politician.
Saccone on Monday insisted he did not support cuts to Medicare or Social Security, and accused the left of trying to scare seniors. "There's no one that I would rather have in my corner that President Trump".
Meanwhile, Saccone is running as close to Trump as possible. Trump said he got 52 percent of the women's vote, which is mostly true if you count only white women, which are apparently the only kind of women the president was focused on.
Mnuchin also argued the press should pay less attention to Trump's rally speeches and more attention to his policies, such as his announcement on tariffs last week. They are also confident about winning House and Senate majorities after the national elections in November.