In the final push to get voters to the polls, Democrats warned Social Security, abortion access, and democracy are on the ballot during the midterms.
On Saturday (November 5), former President Barack Obama told voters in Pittsburgh that they should ensure that the U.S. isn’t “set back fifty years” on midterms.
Later on Saturday, Obama and President Joe Biden shared a stage in Philadelphia, marking the first time the pair had campaigned together since Biden was campaigning for President.
Pennsylvania’s Senate race is critical to determining whether Democrats or Republicans take control of the upper Congressional chamber. Currently, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) and Dr. Mehmet Oz (R) are within three percentage points of each other — with Fetterman (45 percent) leading Oz (42 percent), according to a Fox News poll.
Following a debate Oz and Fetterman had in October, the former TV doctor gained momentum in the polls.
Fetterman, who is recovering from a stroke, had a difficult time understanding Oz and the debate’s moderators and had trouble articulating, raising concerns he may not be up for the job as Senator.
Oz, for his part, has been painting himself as a moderate, hoping to capitalize on Independent and swing voters.
During Saturday’s campaign event, Fetterman touted that he’d be the “51st vote to eliminate the filibuster to raise the minimum wage” while telling Democrat voters to “send Dr. Oz back to New Jersey,” a reference to the former TV Dr.’s home state.
Former President Donald Trump was also in Pennsylvania on Saturday, campaigning with Senate candidate Oz and Pennsylvania Governor candidate Doug Mastriano.