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Wed Nov 9, 2022, 01:57 AM Nov 2022

Democrat John Fetterman wins US Senate race in Pennsylvania [View all]

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Source: AP

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Democrat John Fetterman won Pennsylvania's pivotal race for U.S. Senate, flipping a Republican-held seat as he recovered from a stroke during the bare-knuckled campaign and giving Democrats hope they can retain control of the closely divided chamber to boost President Joe Biden's agenda for two more years.

Fetterman, Pennsylvania's towering and plainspoken lieutenant governor, who became a progressive hero as mayor of a downtrodden steel town, defeated Dr. Mehmet Oz, the smooth-talking and wealthy heart surgeon-turned-TV celebrity who had just moved to the presidential battleground state to run for Senate.

Fetterman credited his "every county, every vote" campaign strategy, in which the tattooed and hoodie-wearing candidate sought to bring the Democratic Party back to predominantly white working-class areas that have increasingly rejected it, even as he ran on a progressive platform.

"And that's exactly what happened," Fetterman, 53, told a cheering crowd early Wednesday at a concert venue in Pittsburgh. "We jammed them up. We held the line. I never expected that we would turn these red counties blue, but we did what we needed to do and we had that conversation across every one of those counties."

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/pennsylvania-senate-race-2022-midterm-elections-93709b5b7ab4cef658f45751cd76c090

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Fetterman beats Oz to flip Pennsylvania Senate seat for Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pennsylvania Democrat John Fetterman has defeated Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz to flip a highly competitive Senate seat and sustain Democratic hopes of maintaining control of the upper chamber.

The win gives the party breathing room as it seeks to keep hold of its narrow Senate majority. It also serves as a major rebuke to former President Donald Trump, who endorsed Oz in his competitive GOP primary despite concerns over the celebrity heart surgeon's limited ties to the state.

In his winning campaign, Fetterman overcame questions about his fitness for office after suffering a stroke just days before the state's primary and struggling through his debate with Oz. He still has issues with auditory processing and uses closed-captioning technology to understand spoken words.

"I'm so humbled," Fetterman, wearing his signature hoodie, told his supporters early Wednesday morning. "This campaign has always been about fighting for everyone whose ever been knocked down that ever got back up."


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1:52 AM · Nov 9, 2022

I wanna know if Governor Wolf is going to buy John Fetterman a tie!

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Democrat John Fetterman defeats Trump-backed GOP rival Dr. Mehmet Oz in pivotal Pennsylvania Senate race, NBC News projects

Pennsylvania's Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman will defeat Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz in a pivotal Senate race that could prove a decisive blow in the battle for control of the upper chamber of Congress, NBC News projects.

Fetterman will succeed retiring GOP Sen. Pat Toomey, moving a Republican-held Senate seat into Democratic hands.

Democrats, who held the slimmest-possible Senate majority heading into Election Day, were banking on flipping the seat in the key swing state, where President Joe Biden defeated former President Donald Trump two years earlier.

The projected verdict deals another blow to Trump, who backed Oz in a hard-fought GOP primary election and campaigned for him in the general.


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Fuck YES! Dopers_Greed Nov 2022 #1
Thank God! ananda Nov 2022 #3
This is great news. I was not optimistic but oh so happy to be proved wrong. harun Nov 2022 #43
YES!!!! snacker Nov 2022 #2
YASSSSS!! iluvtennis Nov 2022 #4
Woot! Woot! WOOT! Bayard Nov 2022 #5
Fetterman beat New Jersey Oz rpannier Nov 2022 #6
He'll have to go back to selling snake oil again SouthernDem4ever Nov 2022 #36
❤️ littlemissmartypants Nov 2022 #7
YAY!! One for the Senate! ancianita Nov 2022 #8
A whole pile called it including the NYT just now (waiting for AP) BumRushDaShow Nov 2022 #9
ALL RIIIIIIIIGHT! 😄💙 electric_blue68 Nov 2022 #10
EXCELLENT!!!!! calimary Nov 2022 #11
What a GREAT quote! calimary Nov 2022 #12
That was also something that Joe Biden has said (e.g., during a debate) BumRushDaShow Nov 2022 #13
K&R for the awesome news! Rhiannon12866 Nov 2022 #14
Why am I still up???????? BumRushDaShow Nov 2022 #15
Yikes! You tell me! I hope you plan to sleep in for a change! Rhiannon12866 Nov 2022 #16
It'll be 24 hours in about 45 minutes BumRushDaShow Nov 2022 #18
I've even nodded off earlier, as I said, I'm under the weather, put my head down twice Rhiannon12866 Nov 2022 #21
Did your friend win? I hope so! KS Toronado Nov 2022 #23
No, it doesn't look like it. Her opponent declared himself the winner and it made the local paper: Rhiannon12866 Nov 2022 #24
" only 154 of 224 Senate districts reporting" KS Toronado Nov 2022 #25
Thanks! I can't help wondering how she's feeling. And, like I said, he's a big jerk! Rhiannon12866 Nov 2022 #26
Awesome? I donated 50 bucks to his campaign. I live in IN. I feel a part of it. OverBurn Nov 2022 #17
Kudos! And you're right, his win is a win for all of us! Rhiannon12866 Nov 2022 #27
Clearly many voters rightly saw Oz as a carpetbagger. cstanleytech Nov 2022 #19
He needs to gather up his shit BumRushDaShow Nov 2022 #20
I am sure he will just as soon as he "resells" his house to his carpetbagger accomplices. cstanleytech Nov 2022 #28
A carpetbagger with zero political experience n/t TexasBushwhacker Nov 2022 #53
Next up, kicking Walker to the curb. KS Toronado Nov 2022 #22
The guy sincerely does things that help people rather than use them for ratings. twodogsbarking Nov 2022 #29
Tuckyo Rose Carlghlin must be beside himself that this happened rpannier Nov 2022 #30
Most of the MSM spent months slandering him, not just Faux BumRushDaShow Nov 2022 #31
Ketchup cleaning crews have been dispatched to Moron Lardo. twodogsbarking Nov 2022 #32
If they leave all the windows and doors open BumRushDaShow Nov 2022 #33
I Woke Up RobinA Nov 2022 #34
Erie Pa. here orangecrush Nov 2022 #35
... BumRushDaShow Nov 2022 #37
Thank you! orangecrush Nov 2022 #42
I have had about 90 minues of sleep BumRushDaShow Nov 2022 #44
Totally understandable orangecrush Nov 2022 #46
Congratulations and Thanks!!!! SouthernDem4ever Nov 2022 #38
Most welcome! orangecrush Nov 2022 #41
My home town, although it's been many years wnylib Nov 2022 #48
whew n/t Lulu KC Nov 2022 #39
Fetterman's win will likely hold the Senate at 50-50 FakeNoose Nov 2022 #40
Oh Fuck Yeah!!!! Tommymac Nov 2022 #45
I like it republianmushroom Nov 2022 #47
I hope he wears his hoodie to Senate session whenever he feels like it. Higherarky Nov 2022 #49
Unfortunately he can't do that BumRushDaShow Nov 2022 #50
Well, shux. Higherarky Nov 2022 #51
If you have access to (or have chance to view videos from) CSPAN2 BumRushDaShow Nov 2022 #52
ding, AllaN01Bear Nov 2022 #54
I love that tie video! Deminpenn Nov 2022 #55
Fetterman off to a good start with his transition team Deminpenn Nov 2022 #56
I know Bob Casey will be instrumental in getting him situated and getting the lay of the land BumRushDaShow Nov 2022 #57
Braddock, not Bradford, is where they live Deminpenn Nov 2022 #58
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