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Conor Lamb Blasted by Fellow Democrat for Positions on Guns, Abortion

According to Ray Linsenmayer, Lamb’s views don’t represent Democrats in Allegheny and Beaver counties.

By NTK Staff | 03.30.2018 @1:00pm
Conor Lamb Blasted by Fellow Democrat for Positions on Guns, Abortion

Conor Lamb is the golden boy in Western Pennsylvania politics right now, after a $15 million special election win in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District.

But the state supreme court recently redrew Pennsylvania’s congressional district lines, and Lamb, 33, finds himself running in neighboring PA-17. He’s drawn a challenger, Ray Linsenmayer of McCandless, who says the positions Lamb took to win in PA-18 won’t fly in PA-17.

“The positions he took are not in line with a lot of the Democratic Party and Democratic voter positions here in Allegheny County and Beaver County,” Linsenmayer told KDKA-TV.

Linsenmayer, 50, is focusing on two key issues in the Democratic primary: gun rights and abortion.

Linsenmayer, who spoke at the Beaver County March for Our Lives rally, criticizes Lamb for his pro-Second Amendment views.

“Conor Lamb in the race for the 18th cut an ad with him shooting an AR-15,” said Linsenmayer.

In contrast, says Linsemayer, “I have come out in support of an assault weapons ban and a ban on high-capacity magazines.”

Lamb says he’s personally pro-life but won’t limit abortion rights, while Linsenmayer says he’s 100 percent pro-choice.

“I think you should be worried about a politician who is not focused both personally and professionally on making sure that a woman has the right to choose,” warns Linsenmayer.

Working against Linsenmayer is time. The two will battle it out for the nomination until the May 15 primary. Given Lamb’s elevated name I.D., it could be difficult for Linsenmayer to gain traction in the district before voters head to the polls in about six weeks.

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