Key races to watch in PA, NC, KY, ID, OR
Fetterman to have pacemaker as he recovers from stroke
Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, who suffered a stroke last week, “is about to undergo a standard procedure to implant a pacemaker with a defibrillator,” his campaign said in a statement Tuesday after -noon.
“It should be a short procedure that will help protect her heart and address the underlying cause of her stroke…regulating her heart rate and rhythm,” the campaign added.
Fetterman is the frontrunner in Tuesday’s Democratic Senate primary in Pennsylvania. Earlier Tuesday, he voted by emergency mail. His wife, Gisele, said Fetterman plans to “get back on the track soon.”
Democrat looking to challenge Cawthorn says voters are ‘ready for something different’
Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, a Democratic candidate for the seat held by GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn, told NBC News on Tuesday that she feels her campaign is making progress with independents and Republicans.
Beach-Ferrara, speaking outside a polling place in Fletcher, said unaffiliated and GOP voters told her her message resonated with them because they were “ready for something different.”
A conservative Republican, Terry Henry, said he struggled over whether to support Cawthorn in the GOP primary, but he said he ultimately went with his “gut” and voted anyway for him.
A local judge overseeing the polling location said turnout was slower than expected and many Democrats were voting at the polls there, despite it being a predominantly conservative area.
Fetterman votes out of hospital after stroke
Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman cast his ballot in the Commonwealth Democratic primary from hospital on Tuesday, days after suffering a stroke.
His campaign for the Senate said he voted by emergency mail-in ballot. Fetterman’s wife, Gisele Barreto Fetterman, voted in person at a polling station in Braddock.
Fetterman has been out of the campaign trail since going to the hospital on Friday. He said on Sunday he had suffered a stroke and was recovering from the incident.
Malcolm Kenyatta campaigns to represent Pennsylvania’s ‘working class’ in US Senate bid
Pennsylvania primaries provide insight into midterm abortion rights fight
In the weeks since a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion showing the court was set to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade, who has protected the constitutional right to abortion for nearly half a century, debate over the future of abortion rights has permeated Pennsylvania’s election ahead of Tuesday’s primaries as activists on both sides assess next steps.
With abortion rights slashed, Democrats seek to reinvigorate a base that has yet to regain the momentum it generated during Trump‘s tenure. Republicans, on the verge of achieving a long-sought goal of unseating Roe, downplayed his electoral significance but promised sweeping changes.
Nowhere will this debate play out more clearly than in the battle for governor, in which Josh Shapiro, the state attorney general who is running uncontested for the Democratic nomination, has pledged to veto any legislation that would restrict abortion rights that could hit his desk. Republicans control both houses of the Legislature, and Democrats haven’t held a single house since 2010.
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Barnette says she’ll back GOP nominee if she loses
Kathy Barnette, locked in what polls suggest is a three-way tie for the Republican nomination for the Pennsylvania Senate, said she would support the candidate chosen by voters on Tuesday.
Barnette, after losing a 2020 congressional race by nearly 20 points, claimed baseless fraud, launching a hunt that eventually caught the attention of national figures in the election denial movement.
Asked by NBC News if voters could trust the process and results of Tuesday’s election, Barnette said: “Make sure you get out there and vote. Don’t let anything put you off, all Republicans. You need to be at those polls today.”
When asked if she would support the Republican Senate candidate “win or lose”, Barnette said she would.
However, Barnette suggested on Monday that she would not back rivals Mehmet Oz or David McCormick if she lost.
“I have no intention of supporting the globalists,” she said in an interview with SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily, adding, “I don’t think we have the opportunity to vote for an old body. hot with an ‘R’ next to his name. I think we can do better than that.”
Gisele Fetterman votes, says her husband will be ‘back on the track soon’
In Braddock, Pa., Fetterman’s hometown, his wife Gisele cast her ballot at a local polling place on Tuesday morning.
“We feel great today,” she said after casting her vote. “I think he can celebrate soon.”
Gisele Fetterman told reporters her husband, the front-runner for the Democratic Senate nomination, will vote in the primary and will “be back on the track soon” after resting and recovering from a stroke, although she did not have an exact answer. Date.
“It is the seat that could decide the future of our country and where we go on the issues it has worked so hard on for the past two decades,” she said. “So it’s a very important seat. It’s very serious.”
‘Hot mess’ Madison Cawthorn faces judgment day in North Carolina
In just over a year in Congress, Rep. Madison Cawthorn, RN.C., has become a household name in political circles. On Tuesday, it could cost him his job.
“It’s a dirty mess,” said Susan Newman, 53, a teacher from nearby Laurel Park who voted for Cawthorn two years ago, in the parking lot of an Ingles grocery store. “I really don’t see him doing anything in the district – and he keeps getting in trouble.”
That sentiment, echoed by several voters here who spoke to NBC News, suggests Cawthorn is in danger of getting the boot in Tuesday’s hotly contested Republican primary for the 11th District seat.
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Trump floundered in the GOP primaries. Democrats hope he sticks around.
Donald Trump slotted into the Republican primaries this week in Pennsylvania, much to the chagrin of some GOP members there, who believe he may have picked the wrong candidates and unnecessarily mixed up the race.
Democrats, however, aren’t so sure they have a problem with the former president making an outsized figure in races there or nationally, as they try to capitalize on its division. to their advantage in yet another election.
Democrats are still largely trying to figure out exactly what role Trump should play in their campaigns as they defend wafer-thin House and Senate majorities this fall.
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A push, a stroke and a late approval: Pennsylvania primary voters head to the polls after surprises
In the battle to succeed retired Trump-backed Republican Senator Pat Toomey, Mehmet Oz, a celebrity doctor known for his nationally broadcast daytime talk show, is locked in a three-way fight for the nomination of the GOP. He and former hedge fund manager Dave McCormick bombarded state airwaves with ads. But polls have shown Kathy Barnette – a conservative commentator who has spent far less money and would be the first woman and black candidate to win a Senate seat in Pennsylvania – pounced late.
In the GOP race for governor, Doug Mastriano has led in recent polls, while former U.S. Representative Lou Barletta has tried to shore up support from Republicans who fear the state senator is too extreme to be elected this fall. Trump, however, weighed in on Saturday with a last-minute endorsement for Mastriano.
There is less suspense on the Democratic side in Pennsylvania. In the Senate primary, Lt. Governor John Fetterman held a sizable lead in the polls, although he was absent from the campaign trail in the final days after suffering a stroke. State Attorney General Josh Shapiro is unopposed in his bid for the Democratic nomination for governor. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is term-limited.
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