Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania, waves to supporters after addressing an election night party in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
UPDATED 9:50 AM PT – Wednesday, November 9, 2022
John Fetterman wins Pennsylvania’s Senate seat.
Joe Calvello, the director of communications for Fetterman announced that Dr. Oz called the Lieutenant Governor to concede on Wednesday morning.
Pennsylvania’s Senate candidates have been under intense scrutiny leading up to the elections.
Dr. Mehmet Oz (R-Pa.) and John Fetterman (D-Pa.) both fought to take Pennsylvania’s Senate seat, debating on a variety of issues.
Endorsed by former President Donald J. Trump, Dr. Oz is a retired cardiothoracic surgeon and a previous television presenter. According to his campaign website, he campaigned to “put America first and empower the American people.”
Additionally, he said he was working to stop illegal immigration, fix health care, improve education and support Veterans. Oz is also against abortion.
Fetterman, who has been serving as lieutenant governor since 2019, has had to continuously address his mental health. Many have questioned his cognitive ability after suffering a stroke earlier this year.
During his campaign for Senate, the Democrat touted his support for legalizing marijuana, supporting same-sex marriage and is pro-abortion.