2022-10-26 12:30:50

Fetterman & Oz Spar on Abortion, Student Debt & Economy in Closely Watched Senate Debate In Penn.

The candidates for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania met Tuesday for their first and only debate in a race being closely watched across the country as a possible bellwether for the midterm elections. Trump-backed Republican nominee and TV personality Mehmet Oz, better known as Dr. Oz, sparred with Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman about crime, inflation, abortion and more. The night was a major test for Fetterman, who used a closed captioning device as he recovers from a major stroke that has resulted in auditory processing difficulties. "No matter where you come down politically, it was a very hard night for John Fetterman in terms of where he was at with his stroke recovery and trying to deal with a format like this," says journalist Will Bunch, who called the debate "one of the most make-or-break nights I've seen in my lifetime of covering politics."

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