Good morning, readers, where we still don’t know who won the GOP Senate primary in Pennsylvania.
Here’s how things stand right now:
Good morning and welcome back to Day 2 of the PA GOP Senate primary.
Here's where things stand as we start the day –
Mehmet Oz 411,872 (31.26%)
David McCormick 409,308 (31.06%)
Kathy Barnette 325,835 (24.73%)
Follow results here: https://t.co/4prVQOtYI3
— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) May 18, 2022
No matter who wins, we’re probably looking at a recount:
Good morning. Dr. Oz has a 2,672 vote lead over Dave McCormick. We are firmly in recount territory. #PASen
— Matt Holt (@mattholt33) May 18, 2022
Kathy Barnette did say she would support the primary winner, so that was good news in terms of winning in November:
Update, Barnette changed tunes today and said she would back the GOP primary winner, despite yesterday saying in response to that same question "I have no intention of supporting globalists." #PASen https://t.co/EBw3kdQUso https://t.co/pFN7Ogdrm8
— Ben Kamisar (@bkamisar) May 17, 2022
As for Dems, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, despite suffering a stroke last week, easily won against Rep. Conor Lamb:
I've seen enough: Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) defeats Rep. Conor Lamb (D) in the #PASEN Dem primary.
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) May 18, 2022
Fetterman announced on Twitter that he successfully had a pacemaker implanted on Tuesday:
“I just got out of a procedure to implant a pacemaker with a defibrillator in my heart. We got the all-clear that it was successful, and that I’m on track for a full recovery”:
I just got out of a procedure to implant a pacemaker with a defibrillator in my heart. We got the all-clear that it was successful, and that I’m on track for a full recovery.
Thank yinz for the well-wishes – it means the world to me. 🥰
Now back to resting + recovering!
— John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) May 17, 2022
And now we wait to see who Fetterman will face. This — obviously — is going to be one of *the* races we need to win in November:
The fate of our Democratic majority all comes down to Pennsylvania – ranked by CNN as the #1 Most Likely to Flip U.S. Senate seat.
It’s critical that we raise a lot of money *right* now.
Can you chip in $5 + become a Founding Donor of our campaign? https://t.co/v8nKmpIbrE
— John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) May 18, 2022