Monmouth University (7/19-22; 401 PA-17 registered voters) gives us the first glimpse of western Pennsylvania’s paired incumbents’ race between Reps. Conor Lamb (D-Pittsburgh) and Keith Rothfus (R-Sewickley). Rep. Lamb, fresh from his special election victory that allowed him to spend more than $10 million to become known throughout western PA, is taking advantage of his early assets. In the Monmouth survey, Mr. Lamb posts a strong 51-39% lead over Rep. Rothfus in a district that looks to be a pure toss-up on paper. The 17th District will host one of the most important congressional campaigns in the 2018 cycle.
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