Voters weigh in: PA Senate candidates Dr Oz, John Fetterman set to partake in first debate as Oz closes gap

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Pennsylvania Senate Candidates Dr. Oz and Jon Fetterman are set to face off in their only debate so far on Tuesday as the race continues to shrink just two weeks before the midterm elections go.

Millersville Senior Fellow Terry Madonna, Real Clear Pennsylvania Editor Charles McCloy, and Executive Vice President of the Commonwealth Foundation Jennifer Stefano joined in. “Fox & Friends Weekend,” Sunday, to discuss the race and what issues are number one on the minds of Pennsylvanians.

“It’s a battle of voting margins and historically working-class areas in Pennsylvania,” McElwey said. Co-hosted by Todd Biro. “A lot of these are across the state, they were once a strong Democratic turnout, and they are trending Republican. Likewise, in the suburbs, places that were once strong Republican are now Democrats. So when you see this change, it’s really a microcosm of the nation, It reflects this tight race. Thus, what we’re seeing now seems to be accurate.”

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“When you look at issues, crime and the economy, they are the main concerns, and they’re not limited to Greater Philadelphia,” he continued.

Pennsylvania Republican Senator Dr. Mehmet Oz organizes a rally at the Tunkhanok Triton Haws Fire Station in Tunkhanok, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, August 18, 2022.
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A poll conducted by the American Association of American Volunteers earlier this week showed that Dr. Oz is the same within walking distance From Fetterman, he has 46% support compared to Fetterman’s 48%.

The error rate was 4.4%.

But critics have repeatedly raised questions about Fetterman’s health and fitness for duty since he suffered a stroke in May.

He recently participated in an interview with NBC where he was Use translation and explanation To communicate with the reporter, many have suggested that this is a cause for concern.

He will also use the closed captioning system during this week’s duo debate.

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“He has what his doctor calls an auditory processing problem, and he uses closed comments during the discussion, which means he’ll read the questions,” Madonna said. “So I think, in some ways, we have some very important issues in this case to discuss.”

US President Joe Biden is greeted by Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania and Democratic Senate candidate Jon Fetterman upon his arrival at Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 20, 2022 (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP) via Getty Images)

US President Joe Biden is greeted by Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania and Democratic Senate candidate Jon Fetterman upon his arrival at Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 20, 2022 (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP) via Getty Images)
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“But how Jon Fetterman treats himself in terms of being able to answer questions without mixing up words, without mixing up what he’s saying, is on the mind of every person who follows this election in Pennsylvania,” he continued.

Despite Fetterman’s health concerns, Economics, crime and even education They proved to be major issues for many Pennsylvanians ahead of Election Day.

“I think what you’ll see is John Fetterman trying to reclaim some of the fringe of working-class people who weren’t [been] “I was affected by the economy, but by the state of crime,” Stefano said. “And if you look at any poll in Pennsylvania, the number one thing voters want to know isn’t just about economics and crime. Incidentally, education is also close to the top five, but who is the candidate who cares about me?” truly? “

debate, Hosted by Nexstar Televisionnext Tuesday, October 25 at 8 p.m. EST and will be broadcast across 67 counties in the state.

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