Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman is headed to the U.S. Senate following a campaign filled with personal health-related debates as well as the fight to take control of one of the battleground states in the country. He was defeated by Trump-endorsed celebrity physician Mehmet Oz.
It was a Senate seat was taken by retiring GOP Senator. Pat Toomey, creating the first open Senate seat in Pennsylvania for a decade. The victory of Fetterman will help the Democrats in their quest for bigger margins Capitol Hill.
Presently, Democrats hold a narrow majority in the House while The Senate is split 50-50 and Vice President Harris having a tie-breaking vote.
Fetterman’s health was in doubt following an injury to his brain just days before the primary. He had to undergo the procedure of implanting a pacemaker. For the next two months, he did not go back to the campaign trail , and only made video appearances.
Fetterman did return to the road, and used closed captioning in some of his interviews.
Oz, who gained fame through appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show Oz, who was a household name on the show, announced his candidacy for Senate in the year 2000 due to his displeasure with the government’s response to the COVID-19 epidemic.
Oz has promoted the use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID treatment. He has also been criticised for other health-related recommendations and has appeared at an Senate hearing about misleading advertisements of diet pills.