Time’s almost up to secure the votes.
Democratic candidates for governor and U.S. Senate, Josh Shapiro and John Fetterman, paid a visit to Happy Valley, Wednesday evening. At Penn State University, they and other Democratic candidates rallied supporters, with less than a week till election day.
Two of the most competitive races this cycle are, right here, in the Keystone State. Candidates only have six days left to get their supporters to the polls.
“Each of us has a responsibility to, to get off the sidelines, to get in the game, and to do our part,”
After Fetterman’s debate last week against Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz, Monmouth University reported Wednesday in a poll that the lieutenant governor maintains a small but shrinking lead over Oz. 48% of respondents said they would definitely or probably vote for Fetterman; 44% said the same about Oz.
Over the past few months, Oz has inched closer to Fetterman with a number of voters, politicians, and journalists raising more questions about Fetterman’s ability to serve, after suffering a stroke in May.
“I’m sure some of you have known that I also, I I had a stroke, You know, of course Dr. Oz never lets me forget that. And sometimes there’s always somewhere that’s filming it, trying to miss some words or mush some words together. You know what kind of a doctor that has somebody that got sick, wants to stay sick. But, you know, I got knocked down and I got back up. And that’s what this whole campaign is all about.”
Meanwhile, State Attorney General Shapiro has held a sizable lead over Republican State Sen. Doug Mastriano. A Muhlenberg College/Morning Consult poll conducted between Oct. 24 and 28 shows Shapiro with 54% and Mastriano with 40%.
“Education, making sure those children get to grow up in safe communities, free of gun violence, making sure everyone can be safe and feel safe in their neighborhoods, We can do that together.”
“No community should have to live in the shadow of gun violence or violence of any forms We need leaders who are gonna tackle our most pressing issues. And I’m here to tell you that’s exactly what you’re gonna get when Josh Shapiro and I are lucky enough to serve you as governor and Lieutenant Governor.”
But of all the places to campaign in Pennsylvania, with so little time left, we asked Shapiro: why State College?
“I’ve been blessed to win here twice in both of my elections for Attorney General. I want to win here again. And the way you do that is by showing up, looking people in the eye, talking to ’em about your vision, and asking them for their vote.”
Shapiro’s camp tells us they’ll continue to visit Centre County through the election, but they did not say how much exactly.