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‘No suburban district is safe’: GOP strategist hits the panic button over PA-18

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Democrat Conor Lamb’s apparent victory in Pennsylvania’s special congressional election on Tuesday is sending waves of panic through the Republican Party, as it came in a seemingly safe district that had voted for President Donald Trump by 20 points in 2016.

A Republican strategist who talked with Business Insider says that the GOP should not try to put any rosy spin on the results of the election, as he said they would have been disastrous for the party even if Republican candidate Rick Saccone had pulled out a razor-thin victory.

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“The narrow margin in a district the president won handily should be a serious wake-up call for Republican incumbents across the map,” the strategist said. “No suburban district is safe and every candidate better be ready for the most difficult cycle of their career.”

Another GOP strategist similarly told Business Insider that the loss should “serve as a wake-up call to everybody” in the GOP.

Lamb’s district not only voted for Trump by 20 points in 2016, it is also classified by analysts as a Republican +11 district, meaning a generic Republican has an inherent 11-point advantage over a generic Democrat in any election. For perspective, there are more than 100 Republican-held seats whose districts are more Democratic-friendly than PA-18, including those of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), whose district is rated as Republican +4, and Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), whose district is rating as Republican +8.

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Democrats need to flip 24 seats to win a majority in the House of Representatives in November’s midterm elections.


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President Donald Trump had a difficult Friday while on vacation at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey.

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows was unable to reach a deal on the stimulus package.

So Trump lied on Twitter about the position of Democrats. But that did nothing to change the dynamics of the negotiations.

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Shocking video was posted to Twitter on Friday by a storm chaser in Canada.

"A tornado has touched down in southwestern Manitoba near Virden," the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reports. "The funnel cloud was documented and posted to social media by several people in the area, including storm chaser Aaron Jayjack, who shot video of himself standing in front of the twister as it touched down."

Authorities warned golf ball-sized hail was likely.

"This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation," the government warned. "Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. If you hear a roaring sound or see a funnel cloud, swirling debris near the ground, flying debris, or any threatening weather approaching, take shelter immediately."

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Trump campaign thought their ‘huge news’ on pre-existing conditions had Democrats cornered — but it backfired spectacularly

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During a bizarre Friday evening press conference at his private golf club in New Jersey, President Donald Trump vowed to protect Americans with pre-existing conditions.

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Of course, Trump does not need an executive order to accomplish such a goal, as it is already federal law in the Affordable Care Act, that was passed a decade ago by congressional Democrats and then-President Barack Obama.

Trump campaign advisors soon took to Twitter to praise Trump's promise as "huge news."

"Huge news just now - [Trump] announces upcoming EO to cover pre-existing conditions. Big, big, big news," campaign senior advisor Jason Miller tweeted.

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