The Republican Party suffered a blow in Pennsylvania after losing the governorship and a seat in the Senate, in the state that is the cornerstone of the midterm elections that started Tuesday.
Republicans are by far the favorites to win a majority in the House of Representatives, but control of the Senate may be limited to heated races in Pennsylvania, Nevada, Georgia and Arizona.
Pennsylvania means “Pen Forest” in Latin, it is also called the state of the cornerstone, and it is considered one of the founders of the United States of America.
In this state, 3 days before the start of the US midterm elections, Democrats and Republicans rushed to mobilize voters, and went so far as to invite former Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama, as well as current President Joe Biden, to the state.
The spotlight turned to Pennsylvania, where Trump-backed millionaire surgeon Mehmet Oz and former mayor Jon Fetterman competed for one of the most contested seats in the Senate, as the balance of power in the Senate is very likely to depend on this particular seat, according to France. Press.
Democrat Jon Fetterman clinched a decisive seat in the Senate against Republican Mehmet Oz, who is backed by Donald Trump.
Fetterman, who was recovering from a stroke in May, faced Republican candidate Mehmet Oz in one of the fiercest contests in the midterm elections.
The Democrat responded quickly to the victory, saying, “We bet on the people of Pennsylvania and they did not let us down, I will not let you down,” thanking the voters.
Jon Fetterman, who had been at the forefront of opinion polls for a long time, saw his lead slipped in recent weeks, until the race became so close that it was not possible to determine who was the most likely candidate.
And this seat, which has been held by a Republican member until now, may be crucial to control of the Senate and thus to the rest of Joe Biden’s term, according to “AFP.”
The second defeat
Radical Christian Republican Doug Mastariano, also close to Trump and skeptical of President Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 elections, faced a major defeat against centrist Democrat Josh Shapiro, who won the post of Governor of Pennsylvania.
The 58-year-old is one of Trump’s most controversial politicians, a former officer who makes no secret of his sympathy for pro-white supremacist groups and for the confederacy’s glorification of the Confederacy, according to AFP.
For two years, he continued to claim that the November 2020 elections were “stolen” from Donald Trump, and was accused of participating in the attack on the Capitol in Washington on January 6, 2021.
He has also participated in conferences of the far-right conspiracy theory groups Q-Anon, and is an opponent of abortion.