Democrat John Fetterman is considered the winner of the US Senate election in Pennsylvania.
Fetterman defeated Republican Mehmet Oz.
Fox News and NBC were among the first media outlets to call the race for Fetterman.
Do you think Fetterman is fit for the job?
Yes: 2% (9 votes)
No: 98% (548 votes)
Fetterman received 49.87 percent of the vote early Wednesday morning, while his opponent Oz trailed by 47.69 percent, according to Decision Desk HQ.
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Fetterman’s victory marks a Democratic turnaround in a year seen as unfavorable for the incumbent president’s party.
He claimed the win early Wednesday morning.
It is official. I will be the next US Senator from Pennsylvania.
We counted on the people of Pennsylvania – and they didn’t let us down
And I won’t disappoint you. Many Thanks.
—John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) November 9, 2022
In an early morning victory speech, Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor thanked his supporters.
Senator-elect John Fetterman (D-PA) wipes away tears and takes the stage during his victory speech on “Back in Black”. pic.twitter.com/raVlahIHL8
— The Recount (@therecount) November 9, 2022
Oz was yet to officially concede the race at the time of Fetterman’s victory speech.
The former mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania will replace Senator Pat Toomey, a Republican.
The loss equates to a major defeat for the Republicans and weighs on the party’s hopes of gaining a Senate majority in the midterms.
Results in Arizona, Nevada and Georgia will ultimately determine majorities in the chamber, with Republicans likely needing victories in all three states to reach a majority starting early Wednesday morning.
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