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On Saturday, President Donald J. Trump tweeted: Congressman Keith Rothfus continues to do a great job for the people of Pennsylvania. Keith is strong on Crime, the Border, and our Second Amendment. Loves our Military and our Vets. He has my total Endorsement!

The endorsement comes as Daily Times reports:

Pennsylvania, with 18 congressional seats, is a crucial building block in the Democratic effort to wipe out the GOP’s 23-seat House majority, and Democrats have reason to be optimistic about capturing several seats. Polls are finding that Democratic voters inflamed by Trump are more enthusiastic about voting in the Nov. 6 election, and a court-ordered redrawn map of district boundaries is giving them hope in places they had had little before.

In suburban Pittsburgh, newly minted Rep. Conor Lamb is challenging three-term Republican Rep. Keith Rothfus in a quirk of the new court-ordered districts that pits the two incumbents against each other.

Voters in the district gave Trump a slight edge in 2016’s presidential election. But a Monmouth University poll in August found Lamb substantially ahead of Rothfus, likely aided by the $6 million-plus Lamb and Democrats spent to carry him to a narrow, nationally watched victory in a March special election in a solidly Republican district.

Rothfus backers insist he shouldn’t be counted out.

“I think people underestimate Keith,” said Pennsylvania’s Republican House Speaker Mike Turzai, who lives in the district. “He’s a very tireless worker and campaigner; he’s well-liked on a personal level.”

Next, Trump tweeted: @DannyTarkanian of Nevada is a great friend who supports the Trump Agenda. He is Strong on Crime, the Border and our under siege 2nd Amendment. Danny Loves our Military and our Vets. He has my total and complete Endorsement!

The endorsement of Tarkanian comes after the Las Vegas Review Journal reported that he was the only congressionsl candidate to show up for a Q & A.

Congressional candidate Danny Tarkanian surprised the Review-Journal’s reader panel by stopping by its meeting Wednesday and fielding questions for more than an hour.

The panel, composed of a dozen voters from various backgrounds, age groups, occupations and political parties, met for a third time to discuss election issues. The newspaper invited 10 candidates to speak with the panelists, but Tarkanian, a Republican businessman, was the only candidate who showed up.

His Democratic opponent in the 3rd Congressional District race, nonprofit leader Susie Lee, canceled her appearance, citing a scheduling conflict.

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