US Midterms: Fetterman, Oz Face Off In Pennsylvania Senate Debate

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The Facts

  • On Tuesday night, Pennsylvania's two leading Senate candidates — Democrat John Fetterman and Republican Mehmet Oz — held their first and only debate, two weeks ahead of the midterm elections.

  • The two clashed on several issues — including abortion, crime, inflation, and minimum wage — and exchanged personal attacks as they accused each other of running a campaign based on lies.

The Spin

Republican narrative

Fetterman's responses, which were confused at best — and at times outright incoherent — were in stark contrast to Oz's pointed and well thought out remarks, making it clear why they had only one debate before the elections. This debate has shown Fetterman to be unfit for public office and has secured the Senate race for Oz.

Democratic narrative

It's evident that Fetterman still has some trouble in speaking due to his stroke, but he's a far better candidate than Oz. Their closing statements in Tuesday's debate proved this as he delivered a mission statement vowing to look out for those in need, while Oz could only repeat a list of Trumpist positions.

Nerd narrative

There's a 42% chance that Mehmet Oz will win the 2022 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania, according to the Metaculus prediction community.

Political split



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