Democrats gained a lot of support pennsylvania Early Wednesday morning, John Fetterman won the state’s Senate election, raising the odds of his party retaining control of the House of Representatives.
Six hours after polls closed, Fetterman was declared the winner over prominent Republican doctor Mehmet Oz, overthrowing Republican-held Senate seats and allowing Democrats to retain the House. increased sexuality.
The Democrat, who had a stroke in May that affected his ability to speak and process the sound of someone else’s speech, was months ahead of Oz in the polls.
An atmosphere of jubilation was created at Fetterman’s election night event in Pittsburgh, near the Braddock borough, where he was mayor for 13 years. Fettermann took the stage at 1:15 a.m. and declared his victory, saying he had been fighting “for everyone who worked so hard and didn’t come forward”.
“This campaign has always fought for those who have been beaten back. This race is for the future of every community across Pennsylvania, every small town and people who have ever felt left out. It’s a thing,” Fetterman said.
“I’m proud that we ran,” he said. “Protect women’s choice and raise the minimum wage”
There was a tumultuous reception as Fetterman appeared on stage in his usual hoodie and baggy blue jeans. With even greater applause his wife Giselle thanked her Barrett his Fetterman. he had a stroke.
“Six months ago she saved my life,” Fetterman said. “She knew what was going on.”
He again mentioned stroke when talking about what he wanted to achieve in the Senate.
“Medical care is a basic human right. It saved my life and should be there for you whenever you need it,” Fetterman said.
Fetterman described himself as a blue-collar Democrat and built an unusual political figure throughout the campaign. Fetterman, who stands 6 feet 8 inches tall, is usually seen wearing a hoodie at his campaign events and has a tattoo on his forearm that reads: 9 on his right arm This marks the date people were killed “by violence” in Braddock when he was mayor.
“I think he’s a grassroots guy who grew up in Pennsylvania,” said Fetterman voter Ron Caserta. “And he’s been all over the state, he’s been to every county, so he’s in touch with the public. I think that’s his appeal.”
Oz was plagued by questions about his actual ties to the state during the campaign. lived.he announced his candidacy for state U.S. Senate just a few months later.
After a stroke that Fetterman described as “almost dead,” the Oz campaign launched a nasty attack Oz’s aide, Rachel Tripp, argued that Fetterman might not have had a stroke “if he had ever eaten vegetables in his life.”
But the attack ultimately proved futile, and Fetterman replaced Republican Pat Toomey, who is retiring in the Senate next year, to the delight of Democratic Pennsylvanians.
Bill Beardsley, a retired union official of the Pittsburgh Steam Fitters Union, has long believed in Fetterman’s victory.
“What the polls don’t reflect are newly registered voters, most of whom are women who are upset about Roe v. Wade,” Beardsley said.
“Poll shrinking – it must happen. In most elections they do, it’s not surprising in the least. It was something.
Beardsley was clearly not a fan when it came to Oz.
“He’s an idiot. He’s a crook, a charlatan, a snake oil salesman,” he said.
“And he doesn’t even live in Pennsylvania.”
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/nov/09/john-fetterman-wins-pennsylvania-senate-race Fetterman Defeats Oz in Pennsylvania Senate Elections, Giving Momentum to Democrats | 2022 US Midterm Elections