Conor Lamb’s on way to pri­mary win

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Demo­crat Conor Lamb’s last re­main­ing pri­mary op­po­nent is now sup­port­ing him, clear­ing the way for the newly sworn-in Penn­syl­va­nia con­gress­man to win the party nom­i­na­tion to chal­lenge third-term Repub­li­can Rep. Keith Roth­fus in Novem­ber.

Ray Lin­sen­mayer an­nounced his de­ci­sion Sun­day, four weeks be­fore the May 15 pri­mary, and is urg­ing his sup­port­ers to back Lamb.

Roth­fus has no pri­mary op­po­nent in the newly drawn 17th District west of Pitts­burgh.

Lamb is cur­rently serv­ing the re­main­ing nine months in the term of now-re­signed Repub­li­can Rep. Tim Mur­phy in south­west­ern Penn­syl­va­nia.

The bound­aries of Penn­syl­va­nia’s con­gres­sional dis­tricts are chang­ing with the Novem­ber elec­tion. That’s be­cause Penn­syl­va­nia’s Supreme Court or­dered new bound­aries to re­place the 6-year-old bound­aries that it ruled were un­con­sti­tu­tion­ally ger­ry­man­dered by Repub­li­cans.

The new 17th District is con­sid­ered a tossup.

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