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Congressman Conor Lamb preparing Senate run

PITTSBURGH — Congressman Conor Lamb is preparing for a run for the Senate.

Lamb is planning a campaign event for Aug. 6 in Pittsburgh, where he is expected to announce his candidacy.

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Republican Senator Pat Toomey is retiring, which prompted a lot of interest in the seat on both sides of the aisle.

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Lieutenant Gov. and Democrat John Fetterman has already announced his candidacy.

Sean Parnell released the following statement on Lamb’s announcement:

“We look forward to Mr. Lamb’s sprint to the extreme left in an attempt to win his Democrat primary against John Fetterman. If Conor Lamb is good at anything, it’s completely abandoning his principles to pander to an electorate.”

Channel 11 will have perspective on what is shaping up to be a Blockbuster race in 2022 coming up at 5:55 p.m.!