CANONSBURG, Pa. (Reuters) – An election in Pennsylvania for a U.S. House of Representatives seat, seen as a bellwether of national sentiment, was a dead heat on Tuesday with a moderate Democrat and a Republican backed by President Donald Trump running neck and neck.

With the votes from 97 percent of precincts counted, Democrat Conor Lamb led Republican Rick Saccone by just around half of a percentage point in the special election.

The district has long been a white, working-class Republican stronghold. Trump won the 2016 presidential election here by

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