On Saturday, President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama will make their first joint appearance on the campaign trail.
In an effort to re-energize voters in the battleground state ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections, the former president and vice president team will meet in Philadelphia. The presidents will be joined at the event by Democratic candidates for Governor Josh Shapiro and Senator John Fetterman.
On Saturday, former President Donald Trump will also be running for office outside Pittsburgh in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Mehmet Oz, a well-known physician, Republican Senate candidate, and Doug Mastriano, a contender for governor, have received Trump’s support.
Due to the retirement of Republican Sen. Pat Toomey, one of Pennsylvania’s current senators, the state may decide which party will control the Senate going forward. The ability of Biden to carry out his program over the next two years will probably depend on whether Democrats or Republicans control the Senate.
According to polls, the contest for the Senate between Oz and Fetterman is tight.
The Senate candidates discussed fracking, boosting the minimum wage, reducing gun violence, and abortion rights at their lone debate in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Each candidate called the other out on lying and did not hold back when criticizing the personal affairs of their rivals.
As Fetterman recovered from a crippling stroke in May that forced him to miss three months of campaigning, Oz surpassed him in the polls. Fetterman’s health was criticized by Oz’s campaign, which also questioned if he is physically capable of holding office. The candidate “has no job limits and may perform full duty in public office,” according to Fetterman’s primary care physician, who also noted that the candidate still has persistent auditory processing problems.
Oz, a successful TV personality, has been attacked by Fetterman’s campaign as an out-of-touch carpetbagger from New Jersey who amassed a fortune by peddling occasionally questionable health advice to his viewers.