Former President Donald Trump finished the day at a rally in working-class Latrobe, describing the election in apocalyptic terms.
“Here’s the deal. I’m not a politician, I’m a surgeon,” Oz told thousands of Trump loyalists. “And what surgeons do is tackle big problems and we do it successfully, in my case fixing broken hearts, by working with everybody.”
The attention on Pennsylvania underscores the stakes in 2022 and beyond for the tightly contested state. The race between Oz and Democrat John Fetterman race could decide the Senate majority — and with it, Biden’s agenda and judicial appointments for the next two years. The governor’s contest will determine the direction of state policy and control of the state’s election infrastructure heading into the 2024 presidential contest.