This is a developing story that will be updated…
Early Wednesday morning Democrat Congressional candidate Conor Lamb declared victory in a special election that the President won by 20 points.
“It took a little longer than we thought, but we did it. You did it,” Lamb told supporters at his election night party shortly before 1 a.m., after he was introduced as “congressman-elect.”
Lamb currently holds a lead by 641 ballots over State Rep. Rick Saccone so it has now come down to absentee ballots.
“We followed what I learned in the Marines — leave no one behind. We went everywhere, we talked to everyone, we invited everyone in.”
Saccone has not conceded the election.
During his victory speech, Lamb did not mention the President but he did make it clear that he would seek the cooperation with the President, and he also noted there is more support for the President in the district than national averages would suggest.
Updated: 8:51 AM EST