The Washington Post: Rural Democrats, left for dead, see an opening in Pennsylvania

Murphy’s shocking fall kicked off this Congress’s sixth special election, scheduled for March 13. Local Democrats, who did not even bother to oppose Murphy in 2016, believe they are running a strong candidate — Conor Lamb, a 33-year-old veteran of the Marines and a former assistant U.S. attorney.

Asked which national Democrats might help Lamb if they came to the district, local activists mentioned white party figures far from the party’s ideological debates — former vice president Joe Biden, voting rights activist Jason Kander and Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass).

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