News Release

“Democrat Conor Lamb’s apparent victory in the special Congressional election in Pennsylvania’s 18th district indicates that voters want a representative who will protect Social Security and Medicare.  The National Committee endorsed Lamb’s candidacy because he understands the importance of defending Americans’ retirement and health security.  The fact that the vote was so close in this historically Republican district where Democrats have not even fielded a candidate during the previous two elections proves that issues affecting working families are paramount.  Voters cast their ballots for a candidate who understands their struggles — and will push back against attempts to cut and privatize Social Security and Medicare.  We look forward to working with Conor Lamb to protect – if not expand – Americans’ earned benefits.” – Max Richtman, President and CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.


The National Committee, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization acts in the interests of its membership through advocacy, education, services, grassroots efforts and the leadership of the Board of Directors and professional staff.  The work of the National Committee is directed toward developing better-informed citizens and voters.

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