Pennsylvania Senate outcomes: 2022 Midterm Elections

Pennsylvania Senate candidates make closing arguments


Despite the stroke he suffered in May, Fetterman, 53, handily gained the Democratic nomination with the help of all 67 counties. His motto on the marketing campaign path has been “Every County. Every Vote.” 

He did not return to the marketing campaign path till August, and Fetterman continues to battle with auditory processing. He has been utilizing closed captioning to learn the questions in interviews. But Fetterman’s physician stated in October that his recovery is progressing and that total, he’s doing effectively. The physician acknowledged he has “no work restrictions and can work full duty in public office.” 

Fetterman’s well being was a political goal on the marketing campaign path, the place Oz and others referred to as on him to launch his medical information. His challenges had been evident in the course of the lone Pennsylvania Senate debate on October 25, the place Fetterman used closed captioning to answer questions. During the controversy, he stated he was operating for each Pennsylvanian who had ever been knocked down however needed to get again up. 

On the marketing campaign path, Fetterman referred to as for pro-union insurance policies, elevating the minimal wage, abolishing the filibuster, decriminalizing marijuana, defending abortion rights and reasonably priced well being care. He accused Oz of being out-of-touch with Pennsylvanians, arguing he is a celeb physician from New Jersey.

He additionally painted Oz as an extremist on abortion. During their solely debate, Oz stated the federal authorities shouldn’t be concerned in abortion choices however left it to “women, doctors, local political leaders.”

Fetterman was additionally one of many few Democrats on the path who did not attempt to distance himself from President Biden. The two appeared collectively on Labor Day simply outdoors Pittsburgh, they usually had been collectively once more in late October for a fundraiser in Philadelphia. 

Fetterman is a local of York, Pennsylvania, and he later moved to Braddock, an outdated metal city outdoors Pittsburgh, to start out a GED program. He ultimately ran for mayor, a publish he held from January 2006 till he was elected lieutenant governor in 2018. 

Oz, the son of Turkish immigrants, grew up in Wilmington, Delaware. If elected, he can be the nation’s first Muslim senator. The 62-year-old physician made his identify showing with Oprah Winfrey after which on “The Dr. Oz Show.” (Oprah endorsed Fetterman over Oz final week.)

Oz was a longtime resident of New Jersey however modified his voter registration in late 2020 to Pennsylvania, in line with the Philadelphia Inquirer.

In November 2021 he introduced his Pennsylvania Senate bid. About a month earlier than the May major, he was endorsed by former President Trump. He gained the first towards former hedge fund CEO David McCormick by lower than 1,000 votes. Oz has put about $25 million of his personal money into the marketing campaign. 

In the closing weeks of the marketing campaign, Oz centered on crime and accused Fetterman of eager to launch a 3rd of inmates. He has additionally gone after Fetterman for a few of his votes as chair of the state board of parsons, which is a part of his duty as lieutenant governor. Oz additionally used his stump to speak about rising prices and vitality independence. 

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