It looks like each time I open my e-mail I see a brand new pitch for cash from the Republican Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidate who calls himself Dr. Oz.
A latest one learn,” Fellow Conservative: Dr. Ouncesis formally LOSING within the polls to Radical Socialist John Fetterman. And I’m frightened.”
I’m frightened, too. I’m afraid the Republican Occasion is lacking a yet one more probability to take management of the Senate because of the stupidity and incompetence of Donald Trump.
It was The Donald who determined to inform his acolytes to vote for Ounceswithin the Pennsylvania Republican main – regardless of the actual fact the TV physician is from New Jersey, Cliffside Park to be particular.
With Trump’s help, Ounceswon the GOP main over David McCormick, a strong conservative who was born and grew up within the heartland of Pennsylvania. However even with Trump’s backing, Ounceswon by a mere 951 votes.
Fetterman, the sitting lieutenant governor who is thought for his humorousness, instantly went on the assault.
“Do need somebody who’s all about North Jersey? He’s not considered one of us” he asks in a single assault advert.
One other advert exhibits footage of an Ouncescampaign advert wherein the movie star physician stands in entrance of a bookcase as he requires the Philadelphia mayor to resign amid against the law wave there. Different footage exhibits the bookcase is in Ouncess Cliffside Park crib.
“Professional tip: don’t movie an advert to your PA senate marketing campaign out of your mansion in New Jersey,” Fetterman says within the advert.
The Democrat additionally employed a aircraft to fly over the Jersey Shore on the July 4 weekend with a banner studying, “”HEY DR. OZ, WELCOME HOME TO NJ! ❤️ JOHN.”
Ouncesclaims Pennsylvania residence by his spouse’s household’s residence in Huntingdon Valley in Montgomery County. However considered one of Fetterman’s supporters posted Ouncess Assertion of Candidacy itemizing his residence as “Huntington Valley.”
“Mehmet OuncesMISSPELLED the title of the Pennsylvania metropolis he claims to reside in,” the supporter added.
Pennsylvanians are famously territorial, and the Turkish-American TV physician from Bergen County looks like a poor match. He’s down 46-37 to Fetterman within the USA Right now/Suffolk Ballot, not exhibiting in a state at present represented within the Senate by retiring Republican Pat Toomey.
That is alleged to be a yr wherein the Republicans regain management of the Senate. However first they need to defend the 21 seats they now maintain earlier than they attempt to choose up among the 14 held by Democrats.
“If Ouncesloses, they should choose up a seat in a Democratic state simply to remain impartial,” mentioned Steve Lonegan, a Bergen County Republican chief who has identified Ouncesfor nearly 20 years. Ouncesfits in higher in Manhattan than in Pennsylvania, he mentioned.
“He’s the type of man who wears $5,000 fits,” Lonegan mentioned of Oz. “I don’t see Mehmet Ouncessitting right down to have a beer with Joe Sixpack.”
A latest Ouncesad exhibiting the candidate looking was a little bit of a humiliation, mentioned Lonegan.
“Hastily right here’s Mehmet Ouncespulling up in his shiny purple pickup in his designer L.L. Bean costumes,” he mentioned.
As soon as Ouncessqueaked by the first, Ouncesstripped his marketing campaign of references to Trump. But when the Republicans lose this race, it’s on the Donald.
Dropping has change into The Donald’s specialty, says a Jersey Republican who ran in opposition to Lonegan within the 2009 New Jersey gubernatorial main.
In his latest e-book, “Republican Rescue,” former Gov. Chris Christie writes that “the final time the Republican Occasion surrendered the Home, the Senate, and the White Home in two years, Herbert Hoover was within the Donald Trump position. After that, Democrats held the White Home for 28 of the subsequent 36 years and the Home of Representatives for 48 of the subsequent 52. The Senate tally was solely barely much less bleak.”
These Jan. 6 hearings now happening in Washington ought to remind Republicans that the Trump’s crew recommendation to Republicans value the GOP management of the Senate in that Georgia Senate runoff election held on Jan. 5, 2021.
The 2 Republican candidates had been anticipated to win that runoff, thus giving management of the Senate to the GOP by a 52-48 margin. However two attorneys allied with Trump, Lin Wooden and Sidney Powell, suggested Republicans to remain residence on Jan. 5.
“I might encourage all Georgians to make it identified that you’ll not vote in any respect till your vote is safe,” mentioned Powell at a “Cease the Steal” rally a pair weeks earlier than the election
Sufficient Republicans took her recommendation for the Democrats to win the 2 seats, thus creating the present 50-50 cut up with Kamala Harris because the tie-breaker.
That’s Trump’s legacy.
I assume he simply bought uninterested in profitable.
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