Dr. Mehmet Oz, a candidate for US Senator in Pennsylvania, will speak at the Republican Leaders Forum at the Newtown Athletic Club in Newtown, Pennsylvania on May 11, 2022.
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Two of the most notable supporters of former President Donald Trump hope to win Republican primaries in Pennsylvania and North Carolina as the important midterm election season heats up.
Voters in these states, along with Kentucky, Idaho, and Oregon, will head to vote on Tuesday, the largest day of the primary cycle to date.
It may also be the most dramatic. North Carolina Rep. Madison Corthorn stays on the surface as a torrent of vicious attacks, including scandals, failures, and harsh criticism from Republicans threatens to sink his reelection bids. I’m fighting for.
In Pennsylvania, Trump helped Dr. Mehmet Oz, the former host of The Dr. Oz Show. Very expensive — Fight for vacant Senate seats.
Congressman Madison Corthorn (NC-11) speaks at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas, on Friday, July 9, 2021.
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The race was able to read about the political impact exerted by Trump in favor of more than 12 candidates competing in the contest on Tuesday. With the exception of the candidate for Governor of Nebraska, most of the elections of the former president won the primary. Charles Herb Star.. He lost his major race last week after several women accused him of sexual misconduct. Herbstar denied those claims.
While Republicans hope to gain control of the House and Senate in the middle of this fall, Trump, who strongly suggested that he is considering another candidacy for the president in 2024, will be the de facto leader of the GOP. I hope to solidify my position. The results of Tuesday’s primary elections could affect both outlooks.
The points to note are:
The 11th Parliamentary District of Tarheel is now Safely Republican seats Whoever wins on Tuesday. But the Republican primary was still a must-see race, thanks to Cawthorn’s tendency to attract attention — and courtesy for controversy.
In 2020, Corthorn won a seat for former Republican Rep. Mark Meadows to take up the post of Chief of Staff at Trump’s White House. The 26-year-old Corthorn, the youngest member of Congress, quickly became a hot topic. Support from playing cards Within 3 months after taking office.
That blend of name recognition, incumbent, and support from Trump may have made Corthorn a shoe-in in his bright red district. But his actions and remarks over the last few months have targeted him on both sides of the aisle.
In a March podcast interview, he accused lawmakers of using drugs, and unidentified lawmakers said. Invited him to an orgy.. Comments have sparked anger from Republicans in Washington, including house minority leader Kevin McCarthy.
That same month, Cawthorn was reportedly charged with driving with a revoked license while facing two citations for speeding.
In April, Cawthorn was cited in a criminal accusation of misdemeanor. Bring a pistol To North Carolina Airport. It was the second known time he did.
Later that month, Ethics Watchdog raised suspicions about the possibility of insider trading by Corthorn regarding its relationship with anti-Biden cryptocurrencies. Senator Thom Tillis, Republican of North Carolina, Asked for a house ethics survey To claim.
Tyris had already approved Senator Chuck Edwards as a Kothorn seat. Edwards, one of the seven Republicans challenging Corthorn, is now considered the top primary candidate.
At the beginning of May, a political action committee named Fire Madison Cawthorn released a video showing a member of the House of Representatives. Throw naked in bed On top of others. Cawthorn said the video was “a few years old” and “I’m with a friend.”
Trump reiterated his support for Corthorn on Sunday night, writing in a social media post that “he did a great job when Madison was first elected to Congress.” Mr. Trump said he experienced a “traumatic experience” when Kausorn was 18 years old when he had a car accident and had to use a wheelchair ever since.
“Recently he made some stupid mistakes, but I don’t think he’ll make them again … give Madison another chance!” Trump wrote.
North Carolina Primary voting is open from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm.
Pennsylvania is one of the most competitive swing states in the 2020 presidential election and is becoming a major battlefield for the majority of the Senate.
I have money Pour into the state Senate Republican primary: Candidates and political groups have spent more than $ 55 million on television and radio advertising alone. According to a medium purchase of an ad tracker.
After competing for a position Polling is now displayed A very fierce competition between former hedge fund CEO Dave McCormick and right-wing commentator Kathy Burnett, who has experienced an 11-hour support surge.
The top three candidates are fighting to run for the general election over the retirement of Republican Senator Pat Toomey, which will leave the Senate seats vacant.
The purple state senator is far from Republican rock. The other senator in the state is Democrat Bob Casey, and Toomy slightly beat Democrat Katie McGinty in the 2016 general election. The race could be one of the best chances for Democrats to turn the red seats blue and perhaps maintain Senate dominance past the mid-term.
Oz, a celebrity doctor who has lived in New Jersey for 20 years and has never been inaugurated, encountered several speed bumps in Pennsylvania, despite Trump’s help.He was Booing reportedly During a campaign rally with Trump earlier this month.And he’s mostly tied to a poll with Burnett, who reportedly launched the campaign. Less than $ 2 million In total.
Burnett’s rapid growth has accompanied a greater focus on her past anti-Islamic Tweetsame as Report She was filmed on January 6, 2021, marching towards the US Capitol on the day a violent mob of Trump’s supporters attacked the building.
According to numerous polls in the race, anyone who won could face John Fetterman, Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, a leading candidate for the Democratic Primary.
But two days before the primary, 52-year-old Fetterman announced: He had a stroke..
“It’s because the blood clots from the heart are in the rhythm of atrial fibrillation that is too long,” Fetterman said in a statement. He said his wife Gisele took swift action to take him to the hospital. There, the doctor said, “I was able to reverse the stroke and get rid of the blood clots quickly and completely.”
“Fortunately, I feel much better and my doctor says I didn’t have cognitive impairment. I’m on track for a full recovery,” Fetterman said. rice field. The illness will prevent him from attending election night surveillance meetings directly, his campaign said on Monday.
Voting in Pennsylvania is held from 7 am to 8 pm. Election day..