Robert P. Casey, Jr.

Trump's tariffs forge rare common ground in Pennsylvania steel country before special election

Trump's tariffs forge rare common ground in Pennsylvania steel country before special election

In the hotly contested special election in this southwest corner of Pennsylvania, one issue has universal support: President Donald Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

Even as Republican Rick Saccone and Democrat Conor Lamb have fought over health care, taxes and guns, the two agree that the Republican president's tariffs are good for jobs and the country.

It's time to "take some action to level the playing field here," said Lamb, who endorsed the tariffs as soon as Trump announced them.

"This is a national security issue," Saccone said. "Believe me, no one wants to start a trade war. This is a very narrowly focused field that the...

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