U.S. Congressional candidate Conor Lamb is holding a campaign fundraiser in the Chartiers Room at the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Department on Wednesday, Feb. 28, beginning at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online. No tickets will be sold at the door.
A former U.S. Marine Corps officer and federal prosecutor, Lamb, 33, is running against Republican Rick Saccone in the March 13 special election for the 18th District Congressional seat, which includes Bridgeville.
Lamb will be joined by former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (who briefly ran for President in 2016). The event will also feature live Irish music.
The Lamb vs. Saccone special election is widely viewed as an early indicator of how this fall’s Congressional elections might play out. The 18th district seemed like a lock for the GOP until Republican incumbent Tim Murphy resigned last year following some extraordinarily messy revelations about a marital affair (his mistress is now running for Congress, too). President Trump carried the district by 20 points in 2016.
But recently, Lamb has been closing in on Saccone’s lead in the polls. While Lamb has been the more effective fundraiser, bringing in $3.2 million this year, Saccone has received nearly $4.9 million in support from the national Republican Party and a conservative super PAC.