The Latest: Pa. Republican candidate embraces Trump politics

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s rally for a Pennsylvania Republican running in a special House election (all times local):

6:30 p.m.

Republican Rick Saccone (suh-KOHN’) is embracing the politics of President Donald Trump as tightly as he can in the final days before a surprisingly competitive special congressional election in southwest Pennsylvania.

Saccone is telling several thousand supporters gathered for a rally with Trump that they must send “an ally of the president” because “we’ve got a country to save.”

He says the race is about “making America great again.” That’s the president’s well-known political slogan adoring hundreds of red hats at the rally.

Polls show Saccone in a tight race with Democrat Rick Saccone in a district that Trump won by 20 percentage points.

Saccone is mocking reporters he says have asked him whether Trump is still popular in Pennsylvania. The crowd roared its approval and began chanting “CNN sucks!”

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6:20 p.m.

Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel is stirring up Pennsylvania voters gathered for…

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