The people of Pennsylvania got past a guy having a stroke and will send him to rep them in the US Senate….
Democrats are on the cusp of holding the US Senate for another two years…..
John Fetterman, the state lieutenant governor,has won Pennsylvania’s high-voltage race for an open Senate seat, defeating celebrity TV doctor Mehmet Oz, bringing an end to one of the nastiest and most expensive campaigns of the year as both parties treated it as a potential tipping point for control of the chamber.
Fetterman will succeed Sen. Pat Toomey, a Republican who opted against seeking re-election.
The race was shaped largely by two factors: Fetterman’s stroke days before winning the Democratic primary in May, and the unrelenting barrage of outside money, including tens of millions of dollars spent by Oz’s GOP allies, that attempted to brand Fetterman as soft on crime.
The barrage helped Oz climb back into a race that Fetterman had led all summer — by double digits, according to at least two polls. Fetterman, whose speech and auditory processing were affected by his stroke, agreed to only one debate, on Oct. 25. His struggles were apparent, stoking alarm the next day among Democrats who worried the performance would scare away voters….