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  • The Day After the Primaries: PA GOP Senate Primary Too Close to Call With 'Tens of Thousands' of Mail-in Ballots Still Outstanding

    05/18/2022 7:19:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/18/2022 | Paula Bolyard
    The Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary has yet to be decided, and the final result may come down to tens of thousands of outstanding mail-in ballots that won’t be counted until Wednesday. Currently, businessman Dave McCormick leads Trump-endorsed TV doctor Mehmet Oz by about 1,700 votes, well within the margin for a mandatory recount. Upstart candidate Kathy Barnette, who appeared to be gaining ground on her competitors early in the night, is currently at 24.7% Just before midnight local time, McCormick told supporters, “We had a pretty good day today. I want to thank you all so much for your support...
  • BREAKING: Mastriano Projected Winner of GOP Primary for Pa. Governor

    05/17/2022 7:14:40 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 72 replies ^ | May 17, 2022 | Rudy Chinchilla
    Doug Mastriano, the ultra-conservative state senator from central Pennsylvania, won the Republican primary for Pennsylvania governor, NBC News projects, setting up a race against Democrat Josh Shapiro in the November general election. With the victory, Mastriano completed a meteoric rise through the state Republican Party ranks, despite efforts from many of the party’s establishment trying to keep him from winning the nomination.
  • Breaking News: May 17th Primary Elections

    05/17/2022 5:40:52 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 30 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/17/2022 | Nextrush/Self
    Here in Pennsylvania I see all mail-in votes in the official Department of State count for US Senate and surprise surprise David McCormick getting a big chunk of those Dr. Oz in second place and Kathy Barnette third. They are all mail-in votes there in the GOP US Senate primary. John Fetterman with 52 percent of those mail-in votes on the Democrat side of the US Senate primary. These mail-in votes for Governor on Republican side give Bill McSwain former federal prosecutor unendorsed by President Trump 29 percent of the vote...
  • Pennsylvania Senate - Republican Primary

    05/16/2022 11:55:17 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 97 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 16, 2022 | Susequannah
    Pennsylvania Senate - Republican Primary Susquehanna Oz28 Barnette27 McCormick11 Sands3 Bartos2Gale1 Bochetto1 Oz +1
  • Columbia University scrubs its connections to Dr. Oz

    05/16/2022 10:38:21 AM PDT · by ChipMarne · 17 replies
    The College Fix ^ | May 16 2022 | Corey Walker
    Columbia University has basically erased information that connects it to its distinguished alumnus Dr. Mehmet Oz, who is running as a Republican for a seat in the U.S. Senate. Oz has been a controversial figure over the years, first for a series of medical advice billed as pseudoscience, then more recently because he was endorsed by former President Donald Trump. Oz faces a tough challenge in the Pennsylvania primary election, which will be held Tuesday. The Columbia University Medical Center removed his page from its official website in mid-January, the Daily Beast reported at the time. The move occurred after...
  • Exclusive: Kathy Barnette Refuses to Support GOP Nominee for Senate if It Is Not Her

    05/16/2022 10:39:52 AM PDT · by JayGalt · 101 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 May 2022 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    GOP U.S. Senate candidate Kathy Barnette in an interview on Monday morning refused to support the GOP nominee for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania if she does not win the nomination on Tuesday. Asked during an appearance on Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel on Monday by Breitbart News editor-in-chief Alex Marlow if she will support whoever wins the nomination, she said she will not. “If you do not win tomorrow, do you intend to support the Republican nominee whoever it is?” Marlow asked. In reply, she said she will not support the Republican nominee against the likely...
  • Now Dr. Oz Wants His Senate Race Opponent Barred From the Race for Thoughtcrime

    05/16/2022 11:00:03 AM PDT · by Pollard · 116 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5/16/22 | Robert Spencer
    The freedom of speech is under attack everywhere, and it’s not clear which side Dr. Mehmet Oz, the Trump-endorsed candidate for a Senate seat from Pennsylvania, is on. We have the Disinformation Governance Board, the Jan. 6 Committee, ongoing claims that Trump supporters are all “white supremacists” (and “white supremacists” are the nation’s biggest terror threat), and rampaging social media censorship. In that environment, it’s crucial for all candidates, especially America-First candidates, to affirm their support for free speech. Instead, Oz has just called for his primary opponent to be barred from the race, not for any criminal activity or,...
  • ‘I Have Not Embellished On My Record’: Kathy Barnette Addresses Controversy Over Past Tweets, Personal History

    05/15/2022 9:37:50 PM PDT · by Antoninus · 81 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | May 15, 2022 | John Rigolizzo
    Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate Kathy Barnette addressed several recent controversies over her record on Sunday, as she continues to surge in the polls ahead of Tuesday’s primary. Speaking with host Shannon Bream on “Fox News Sunday,” Barnette responded to criticisms about parts of her past that have come under fire in recent days, including questions about her military service record and insensitive tweets she had made in the past. She also blasted her primary opponents for raising controversy, claiming that they were “mad” because of her recent rise. “So I want to give you a chance to answer some of...
  • Conservative advocacy organization endorses Lou Barletta for governor

    05/15/2022 7:05:16 PM PDT · by lightman · 4 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 15 May A.D. 2022 | Paul Vigna
    Commonwealth Partners Chamber of Entrepreneurs on Sunday endorsed former U.S. Congressman Lou Barletta for governor. “It’s become abundantly clear in recent days that nominating Lou Barletta for governor is Republicans’ best chance to defeat Josh Shapiro in November,” Commonwealth Partners President and CEO Matt Brouillette said in a press release. The organization on its website calls itself a membership association representing employers and employees across Pennsylvania. “Months ago, Commonwealth Partners began cautioning of the dangers of nominating Doug Mastriano, as he would not be able to win the swing voters necessary to win in November,” Brouillette said. “No other organization...
  • Leading Dem Pa. Senate candidate John Fetterman suffers stroke

    05/15/2022 3:11:06 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 15, 2022 | 5:18pm
    The 52-year-old Fetterman, who confirmed that he has been hospitalized all weekend, insisted the health emergency wasn’t slowing his campaign. But the stunning revelation, just two days before Pennsylvania’s primary election, created a cloud of uncertainty over the Democratic front-runner’s candidacy in what may be one of the party’s best Senate pickup opportunities. In a short video released by his campaign, a seated Fetterman, speaking clearly, explained that “I just wasn’t feeling very well” on Friday and that he decided to go to the hospital at the urging of his wife. He detailed the situation further in a written statement....
  • What's the matter with Pennsylvania?

    05/15/2022 3:31:31 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 175 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 15, 2022 | Salena Zito
    MEYERSDALE, Pennsylvania — Unless either Dr. Mehmet Oz or David McCormick pulls out a miracle between today and Tuesday evening, just over 20% of the Republican primary electorate is going to nominate Kathy Barnette for U.S. Senate. This would mark the first time in modern Pennsylvania Republican primary history that such a complete unknown wins with no statewide infrastructure to support her candidacy, zero money, and little scrutiny. If she succeeds, she will have upended a race between two capable candidates who, up until a week ago, seemed to be locked in a two-man contest. This would also mark the...
  • Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman has been admitted to Lancaster General Hospital after suffering a stroke

    05/15/2022 12:57:56 PM PDT · by JonPreston · 54 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5/15/22 | Twitter
  • Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman hospitalized

    05/15/2022 1:07:18 PM PDT · by lightman · 38 replies
    WGAL ^ | 15 May A.D. 2022 | Staff
    WGAL News 8 has learned that Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman is currently at Lancaster General Hospital being treated. This comes on the heals of several public events that were cancelled over the weekend. Statement From Lt. Governor John Fetterman Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman released the following statement from Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital: “On Friday, I wasn’t feeling well, so I went to the hospital to get checked out. I didn’t want to go – I didn’t think I had to – but Gisele insisted, and as usual, she was right. I hadn't been feeling well, but was so...
  • Fact check: Deceptive attack ad from Oz allies falsely depicts Barnette's positions on Black Lives Matter, race and policing

    05/14/2022 9:32:26 PM PDT · by TBP · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | May 14, 2022 | Daniel Dale and Andrew Kaczynski
    A super PAC supporting Mehmet Oz, the celebrity surgeon and prominent candidate in Pennsylvania's Republican Senate primary, has released an attack ad that wildly distorts the past remarks and positions of Kathy Barnette, a party rival who is surging in late-campaign polls. The super PAC, American Leadership Action, tries to depict the right-wing Barnette, who ran unsuccessfully for the US House of Representatives in 2020, as a "crazy" advocate of liberal positions. To do so, though, the super PAC misleadingly truncated Barnette's past comments about race and policing and added inaccurate introductions to these shortened clips. The primary takes place...
  • Trump backs Mastriano in Pa. GOP governor primary

    05/14/2022 12:32:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2022 | Marc Levy
    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Donald Trump on Saturday endorsed Doug Mastriano in Pennsylvania’s Republican primary for governor, siding with a far-right candidate who was outside the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection and has worked with determination to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Mastriano was already leading a crowded field of contenders, and the former president’s endorsement puts him on even stronger footing heading into Tuesday’s primary. But there are growing fears from party leaders that Mastriano, a state senator and retired U.S. Army colonel, is too extreme to win the general election in November and could...
  • Trump endorsement of Mastriano leaves Pennsylvania Republicans furious

    05/14/2022 1:57:17 PM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 110 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Salena Zito
    MECHANICSBURG, PA— In picking a sure thing by endorsing state Sen. Doug Mastriano for governor in PA, former President Donald Trump has set off a chain of events that could cost Republicans the governor's office and ensure him a tough race in PA if he chooses to run for president. Allegheny County Republican Party Chairman Sam DeMarco was stunned when the news hit social media: “I am very disappointed with the president's decision in picking Mastriano. It's not exactly going out on a limb supporting someone in the lead three days before the election; it does guarantee him one win...
  • Pa. GOP gubernatorial candidate Jake Corman to drop out of race, source says

    05/11/2022 3:45:43 PM PDT · by lightman · 24 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 11 May A.D. 2022 | Jan Murphy
    Pennsylvania’s Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman is expected to announce on Thursday that he is dropping out of the governor’s race and will be endorsing Lou Barletta to be the Republican gubernatorial nominee, according to a source familiar with the campaign. Corman, whose rankings in the polls have been lagging in the crowded nine-person field for the GOP nomination, wants to see the party come together and elect a candidate who can beat presumptive Democratic nominee Josh Shapiro in November for the open governor’s seat, the source said. In Corman’s mind, that is Barletta, a former Hazelton mayor and...
  • ‘Ultra-MAGA’ longshot ROARS into contention in key Senate race

    05/10/2022 8:51:41 AM PDT · by RandFan · 38 replies
    politico ^ | May 10 | politico
    PHILADELPHIA — Kathy Barnette has been outspent 358-to-1 on TV in Pennsylvania’s GOP primary for the Senate. She hasn’t run for statewide office before. She doesn’t have former President Donald Trump’s endorsement. But the ultra-MAGA commentator is surging in the polls anyway in the final weeks of one of the most expensive and closely watched races in the country. Barnette’s unlikely — and, to some, unbelievable — rise has turned heads in political circles across the state because it defies political logic. Just two years ago, she lost a House bid in the Philadelphia suburbs by a wide margin. This...
  • Dr. Oz, Donald Trump rip David McCormick's business tactics | "Greg Kelly Reports"

    05/10/2022 8:31:57 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | May 9, 2022 | Greg Kelly
    Dr. Oz rips opponent David McCormick for being a selfish businessman during Covid, while Oz tried to help the American people. Former President Donald Trump also went off on McCormick at his most recent rally, criticizing his business dealings with China - via. "Greg Kelly Reports" on Newsmax.
  • Pennsylvania, join @DaveMcCormickPA and me this Thursday & Friday as we campaign across the Commonwealth!

    05/10/2022 8:08:00 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 41 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 10, 2022 | Ted Cruz
    Pennsylvania, join @DaveMcCormickPA and me this Thursday & Friday as we campaign across the Commonwealth!Thursday in Harleysville and Carnegie: in Wilkes-Barre and Lititz:— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 9, 2022