Pittsburgh’s largest paper, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, has endorsed GOP candidate, Dr. Mehmet Oz, for senate over Democratic opponent John Fetterman; the paper says Fetterman’s refusal to release his medical records is “troubling.”
“His lack of transparency, however, in refusing to release his medical records is troubling. It suggests an impulse to conceal and a mistrust of the people,” the editorial board wrote of Fetterman. “All candidates for a major elected office should release their medical records, as did Mr. Oz. If you want privacy, don’t run for public office.”
The paper says Oz is “better prepared to lead.”
From The Post-Gazette:
Unlike most Republican politicians, candidate Oz spent a lot of time in poor urban neighborhoods, talking to people and, most important, listening and learning. He is more moderate on some issues than portrayed. We don’t believe he will be a stooge for the far right or Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. We hope that Mr. Oz will disappoint them and serve in the Pennsylvania tradition of moderate Republicans, such U.S. Sens. John Heinz, Hugh Scott, and Richard Schweiker.
We’re encouraged that Mr. Oz is portraying himself as a unifier who will work with Democrats to get things done for Pennsylvania. It remains to be seen whether he can pull that off, but he has the potential to become an influential, thoughtful and independent senator. Mr. Oz is likable, engaging, extremely smart and a good listener. Yes, he can sound like a smooth-talking salesman, but that may be what it takes to get deals done in Washington.
In a race on which much depends and little is certain, Mehmet Oz has shown he is better equipped to lead and deliver for Pennsylvania.
Oz shared news of the endorsement on Twitter.
“I started my campaign doing what any good doctor should do: I listened. I heard from Pennsylvanians who want a bold leader who will restore balance in Washington – not more of the same extremism and radical policies we continue to hear from my opponent.”
I started my campaign doing what any good doctor should do: I listened. I heard from Pennsylvanians who want a bold leader who will restore balance in Washington – not more of the same extremism and radical policies we continue to hear from my opponent.https://t.co/yiraRwD9yF
— Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) October 31, 2022