PA Primary Recap: Too Close to Tell Which Hole is Running Against Democrat John Fetterman

The Pennsylvania primary took place last night, and here’s some objectively depressing news: Donald Trump’s Big Lie Booster, Doug Mastriano, won the GOP nomination for governor. He will face Democrat Josh Shapiro, who is currently the attorney general and not a fascist.

Mastriano, senator of the state, during his electoral demonstrations became a completely Christian nationalist. Last month, in a church parking lot in Pennsburg, hey warned his supporters, “The forces of darkness are hitting us really hard right now. We will restore the state to righteousness, this is our day, our time to take back our state and renew America’s blessings. “

Cooling our own soul, The Washington Post reported:

His wife, Rebbie, then told the crowd that her husband’s opponents are not just challenging another candidate, but God. “When you are against God’s plan, there is nothing that will stop him, and right now they are very worried that there is nothing that can stop this. “

Mastriano’s acceptance speech was seriously repugnant shit. He also threw a transphobic joke at the expense of Dr. Rachel Levine, the US assistant secretary for health who has done nothing to offend him but exist.

The seditionist candidate has said several times he would not have certified Joe Biden’s election victory in 2020 and there is no reason to believe he would if he had been governor in 2024.

In short, every new and old in Pennsylvania must vote for Shapiro. Even typing the words Governor Doug Mastriano makes my fingers bleed.

Dr. Mehmed Oz ended the evening Just ahead of David McCormick in the GOP Senate primary. His margin is less than 0.5 percent, so the race is directed towards an automatic recount. Last night, McCormick he seemed confident it could still prevail because there were “tens of thousands of mail-order ballots that were not counted.” Let’s imagine Republicans like mail order ballots now.

MAGA loon Kathy Barnette’s late surge threatened Donald Trump’s ability to create MAGA king. The working theory is that Barnette withdrew enough MAGA support from Dr. Oz to make McCormick competitive. He also helped that McCormick actually lives in Pennsylvania — OK, hey just came back – and did not end the campaign with a creepy ass statement how did Oz:

PREVIOUSLY: Trump thinks TV quack Dr. Oz qualified for the elected office

OZ: When you go to bed at night, put your head on that soft pillow, you will know that Oz will do exactly what you would like him to do if you were there next to him.

In all fairness, the video only contains the bizarre last line of her last tone, but it’s unclear if a larger context would help, unless what she had said immediately before was “Imagine for a moment that I’m a strange and disgusting person. “

There was far less suspense regarding the Democratic Senate primary. Cook’s political report editor Dave Wasserman he had seen enough just 10 minutes from the closing of the polls.

Also running was state senator Malcolm Kenyatta, third. lieutenant gov. John Fetterman beat him as well as rep Conor Lamb. Wasserman had enough characters left to give his brother his due.

Fetterman got 59% of the vote and won all counties in the state (including Philly and Allegheny).

Lamb’s concession statement hit the right rhythms, reading in part:

Today, voters made it clear that John Fetterman is their choice to push this effort forward. I respect their decision and congratulate Lt. gov. on the victory of him. I hope John has a speedy recovery from today’s stroke and surgery and he can return to the election campaign soon.

Our whole democracy is at stake in November. Democrats must be unequivocally united in our defense of this democracy, and we will be. John’s vote in the Senate is essential to protect this democracy and he will have my vote in November. I will do everything I can to help the Democrats win.

Fetterman’s slam-bam-thank-you-madam victory is a good sign for the Democrats, as the party clearly had a favorite. Republicans were pulling him out in the Senate primary and drawing blood. Even better, it could take days for the contest to be resolved and we can only expect Trump to create several dozen connection attacks in the meantime.

[Washington Post]

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