Democrats have signaled that they are most worried about facing businessman Dave McCormick in the Pennsylvania U.S. Senate election, according to recent attacks from the Democrat Senate Campaign Committee (DSCC).
McCormick is currently in a statistical tie with celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz and Kathy Barnette in Pennsylvania’s Republican Senate primary, according to recent polls.
DSCC’s latest attack tweeted out on Friday criticizes McCormick for his work with former President George W. Bush’s administration. Senate Democrats painted McCormick as a “wealthy Wall Street insider” out to destroy social security.
On the other hand, Democrats are reportedly “salivating at the prospect” of running against Barnette in the general election. Democrats would similarly see no issue with Oz as they have indicated they would use his ties to Turkey against him in the general election.
Mehmet Oz takes part in a forum for Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference in Camp Hill, PA, on April 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
If the amount of tweets spent attacking candidates is any indication, the Democrats likely perceive McCormick as their biggest threat in November.
In comparison, DSCC has only tweeted about Oz three times since the beginning of 2022, with two of those sent in early January.
Additionally, the Senate Democrats’ Twitter account has made no mention of Barnette or her campaign, giving credibility to the reports that Democrats are not afraid of facing her in the general election.
Although the Democrats are seemingly worried most about McCormick, former President Donald Trump believes that Oz is the candidate “most able to win the General Election against a Radical Left Democrat.”
Pennsylvania Republican voters will decide which candidate to send to the general election when the primaries occur on Tuesday, May 17.
Doug Mastriano Wins Pennsylvania Republican Gubernatorial Primary
Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano (R), endorsed by former President Donald Trump days ago, has won the state’s Republican gubernatorial primary and will face Democrat Josh Shapiro in the general election.
Mastriano, who billed himself as an anti-establishment outsider who would investigate Pennsylvania’s 2020 election results, took a large lead with election day voters and swept some counties with more than 50 percent of the vote.
Trump jumped in to back Mastriano last week while the candidate led multiple polls, some by double digits ahead of former Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA).
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) May 18, 2022
Barletta had called on other Republican candidates Bill McSwain and Dave White to drop out of the race and endorse his candidacy to help consolidate support.
Mastriano faces Shapiro in the general election which takes place on November 8.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter here.
Chuck Edwards Unseats Madison Cawthorn in North Carolina’s 11 District
North Carolina State Sen. Chuck Edwards (R) unseated Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) in the state’s 11th congressional district primary.
Dave Wasserman, the House editor of the Cook Political Report, reported that Cawthorn lost his renomination to state Sen. Edwards.
I’ve seen enough: Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R) has lost renomination to state Sen. Chuck Edwards (R) in the #NC11 GOP primary.
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) May 18, 2022
Cawthorn faced increasing attacks from the left and establishment media outlets over many issues, including:
That’s in part because of a striking pattern of unusual behavior: speeding without a valid driver’s license; taking a firearm through security at an airport; wearing lingerie in photos; appearing in a video in which a staffer pantomimes a grab for his groin; gyrating naked on top of another man in bed; accusing unnamed lawmakers of inhaling cocaine and inviting him to an orgy; promoting a cryptocurrency in ways that prompted critics to claim he engaged in insider trading; and calling Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy “a thug.”
“I’ve really never seen the swamp launch such a coordinated attack against any individual in politics except for Donald Trump,” Cawthorn said in reaction to the attacks against him.
Former Texas Gov. and Trump Energy Secretary Rick Perry endorsed Edwards during the 11th congressional district primary:
— Chuck Edwards (@ChuckEdwards4NC) May 14, 2022
Sean Moran is a congressional reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMoran3.
John Fetterman Wins Pennsylvania Democrat Senate Primary
Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman is now the projected winner in the state’s Democrat primary for the U.S. Senate seat.
“John Fetterman wins Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania primary election,” the Associated Press declared on Tuesday.
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) May 18, 2022
I’ve seen enough: Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) defeats Rep. Conor Lamb (D) in the #PASEN Dem primary.
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) May 18, 2022
PA — THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING ME AS YOUR DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE FOR U.S. SENATE IN PENNSYLVANIA!!!!!!!! 😭😭
I’m *so* deeply honored. pic.twitter.com/6sa7bC5Vrw
— John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) May 18, 2022
Fetterman’s victory in the primary comes after he suffered a stroke and underwent treatment at Lancaster hospital well into election day.
“I hadn’t been feeling well, but was so focused on the campaign that I ignored the signs and just kept going. On Friday it finally caught up with me,” Fetterman said on Sunday. “I had a stroke that was caused by a clot from my heart being in an A-fib rhythm for too long.”
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 @giselefetterman insisted, and as usual, she was right.
The good news is I’m feeling much better + I’m well on my way to a full recovery. pic.twitter.com/WQ5X6QgQen
— John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) May 15, 2022
Doctors said that Fetterman did not suffer from any cognitive injuries as a result of the stroke. He credited his wife for having him visit the hospital early.
“Fortunately, Gisele spotted the symptoms and got me to the hospital within minutes,” Fetterman said. “The amazing doctors here were able to quickly and completely remove the clot, reversing the stroke, they got my heart under control as well. It’s a good reminder to listen to your body and be aware of the signs.”
John Fetterman has taken a radical position on abortion, referring to the unfettered practice as a “sacred” act.
“Let’s be clear: The right to an abortion is sacred. Democrats have to act quickly – get rid of the filibuster to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act + finally codify Roe into law. We cannot afford to wait,” he tweeted this month.
Let’s be clear: The right to an abortion is sacred.
Democrats have to act quickly – get rid of the filibuster to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act + finally codify Roe into law.
We cannot afford to wait.
— John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) May 3, 2022
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