Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman has defeated GOP challenger Dr. Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania; as of 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, Fetterman led Oz by more than 1 million votes and will succeed the retiring GOP Sen. Pat Toomey.
From The New York Post:
Fetterman appeared to be flabbergasted by his win as he took the stage for his victory speech, seemingly at a loss for words.
“I’m not really sure what to say here right now,” Fetterman admitted, before adding: “I’m so humbled, thank you so much.”
“I promise not to let you down,” an emotional senator-elect concluded after bringing up his family and reading prepared remarks.
The late-night call in the key Senate race came after Democrats and state officials had been warning for weeks that election results could be delayed for days because of a state law restricting when mail-in ballots could be counted.
Fetterman held a consistent lead over Oz early in the campaign, but the Republican began to close the gap in mid-August after a near-fatal stroke Fetterman suffered in May knocked him off the campaign trail for several months.
Fetterman shared the news on Twitter:
It's official. I will be the next U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania.
We bet on the people of Pennsylvania – and you didn’t let us down
And I won’t let you down. Thank you.
— John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) November 9, 2022
Fox News host Mark Levin shared his thoughts on the Fetterman win on Twitter, saying “Something is very broken in our country when several million people vote to make Fetterman a U.S. senator.”
Something is very broken in our country when several million people vote to make Fetterman a U.S. senator.
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) November 9, 2022
More over at The New York Post:
— New York Post (@nypost) November 9, 2022