Pennsylvania Senate race turns Democrat of ‘slander’ like Fetterman-Oz fight online – The Washington Post


In Pennsylvania’s controversial race for the Senate, Democratic candidate Lieutenant John Fetterman hits out at Republican challenger Mehmet Oz where he lives.

Fetterman on Wednesday targeted the number of homes Oz owns, using the celebrity doctor and TV personality’s 10-real estate portfolio to portray him as a wealthy carpet seller who doesn’t connect with ordinary Pennsylvanians.

“I’ve never spoken to a PA resident who doesn’t know how many homes they own…let alone that they have 8,” Fetterman sarcastic On Twitter after Tuesday’s report by The Daily Beast owns 10 Oz properties – Far more than the two “legitimate” homes he claimed to have exchanged with a democracy activist during a recent public event.

Oz has defended himself by saying that he bought his homes with his own money – criticizing Fettermann, who relied on significant financial help from his family until he became deputy governor in 2019.

“You lived at your parents’ expense until you were about 50. Ordinary people don’t make fun of their parents when they’re 50. Get off the couch, John!” Geese chirp. Reply to Fetterman in A Tweet follow He has “10 properties” but “two houses” he said he disclosed when he announced his candidacy.

Defamation on social media has been a hallmark of the race since the candidates exited the primaries in May, although Fettermann’s camp showed more fluency in popular culture and social media. (After a Twitter row, Fetterman’s campaign provoked Oz with a parody of “Family Feud” titled “How many homes do you own?”)

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The controversy on social media comes as new speculation shows that the tight race is drifting in Fettermann’s favour: On Thursday, Cook’s nonpartisan political report shifted his assessment of the race from “neglected” to “weak Democrat.”

With less than three months to go until Election Day, the news is a boon to Democrats who need to hold on to every seat to retain their Senate majority. Earlier this year, analysts predicted that November would be an erasure for Democrats — midterm elections tend to be tough on the president’s party — but Democrats hoped for abortion rights and President Biden’s Recent Legislative Gains On drug pricing and climate change will spur voters this fall.

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At the same time, Many Republican Senate candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump have struggledincluding Oz, retired soccer star Herschel Walker in Georgia, and author J.D. Vance in Ohio.

Frequently mocking Oz for his supposed lack of Pennsylvania goodwill, Fetterman recruited New Jersey celebrities to troll Oz, who had spent decades as a resident of the Garden State before moving in 2020. When Oz tried to reach voters with more slice of life messages, Fetterman’s team Highlights the archaeological doctor’s often faltering attempts to classify himself as everyone else.

Recently, an Oz campaign video from April It reappeared on Monday and went viral for all the wrong reasons: In it, he misspelled the Pennsylvania-based supermarket Ridner while lamenting what the Biden-era inflation had done to the price of rudeness.

Oz has assets of over $100 million, according to to a financial disclosure in April, mostly in stocks and real estate, which includes homes in four states and several properties in Turkey (Oz is a Turkish-American and holds dual citizenship in the country).

Fetterman says he has “nothing to hide” in regards to health, and will be back on the campaign soon

Fetterman owns one Verizon stock worth between $1,000 and $15,000 and earned $255,184 from his salary as Assistant Governor. He criticized Oz Fettermann for his blackout Distinguished Suburban Breeding And educating the elite with tattooed and hoodie-wearing voters has been known.

Oz has earned millions working as a skilled heart surgeon and television personality under Oprah Winfrey, and has criticized Fetterman for living on family money. Fetterman, whose father built a successful insurance company, admitted that his parents supported him financially for most of his life, including his time as a member of AmeriCorps and during his 13 years as president of the small town of Braddock, Pennsylvania, where he earned a $150 monthly stipend.

With only months to go until the November elections, it appears not that Terman’s biggest weakness is Oz’s attacks, but his health. He had a stroke in May Just before the primaries, she was cut off from campaigning for three months. Last week, he He made his first public appearance in person Since the stroke, he admits it has lingering effects on his speech and towards him.

He has vigorously challenged Oz Fetterman in five debates between now and the election, a move strategists previously told the Washington Post said was intended to get voters to focus on his opponent’s health.

It is unclear if Fettermann will meet Oz on the podium. Currently, he was happy to compete with Oz on social media. Thursday, Fetterman campaign announced that it has joined TikTok – Young Voters’ Choice Platform – and promised more viral moments to come.

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