Fetterman grants the Democrats a historic flip in Pennsylvania
Democrat candidate John Fetterman snatches Senate seat in formerly Republican Pennsylvania after defeating his Republican opponent Dr. Mehmet Oz.
John Fetterman claims the Senate seat in Pennsylvania in favor of the Democrats after defeating his Republican opponent Dr. Mehmet Oz in a surprising turn of events after the position previously belonged to Republican Senator Pat Toomey.
The historic flip comes as Democrats are aiming to maintain a slim majority in the Senate over the Republican party, with the latter moving towards controlling the House of Representatives.
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“It’s official. I will be the next U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania,” Fetterman announced in a tweet on Wednesday morning.
“We bet on the people of Pennsylvania - and you didn’t let us down,” Fetterman’s tweet added.
Three out of six living presidents spoke on Saturday in Pennsylvania, while entering the final weekend of the 2022 midterm elections. Their words were directed at Americans who now have the power to tip the balance of power in Washington and key state capitals.
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Trump described the United States as "a country in decline" as he campaigned for candidate Mehmet Oz in western Pennsylvania on Saturday. "If you want to stop the ruin of our country and save the American dream, then vote Republican in a massive red wave on Tuesday," he said to thousands of applauding fans.
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Biden and former President Barack Obama campaigned together for the first time since Biden took office. Even former President Bill Clinton, who has been largely absent from domestic politics in recent years, was out in support of his party in adjacent New York. “Sulking and moping is not an option,” Obama charged. “On Tuesday, let’s make sure our country doesn’t get set back 50 years.”
It's noteworthy that according to a report by the nonprofit organization Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF) on Thursday, more than $881 million has been pumped into the 2022 midterm elections by billionaires - causing speculations about the influence of billionaires in politics.
The US Midterm Elections will significantly have a toll on the course of the country as well as the identity of the 2024-elected president and party in charge of the White House. The outcome will determine how much President Joe Biden can accomplish in the second half of his term.
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