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In Pennsylvania, tax arguments from Dems, GOP get early test

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 10, 2018 8:14 AM
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State Representative Rick Saccone

(North Huntingdon, Pa) --A congressional race in southwest Pennsylvania could serve as a guidepost for Democrats and Republicans on how the GOP tax plan will play with voters in 2018.

Democratic congressional hopeful Conor Lamb is hammering the new Republican tax law as a gift to corporations and the wealthy that will add to the national debt and give the GOP-run Congress an excuse to gut Social Security and Medicare.

Rick Saccone, Lamb's opponent in the 18th Congressional District that wraps around Pittsburgh, says the sweeping tax changes will goose the economy and give Americans bigger paychecks.

It's a defining fault line ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, and the outcome for Lamb could serve as a guidepost for Democrats as they try to reclaim a House majority this November.

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