Oz was quiet about policy goals while attacking Fetterman’s candidacy during a stump in Pittsburgh

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Senators Pat Tommy and Mehmet Oz in Pittsburgh on Friday, September 30

Republican Senate candidate Mehmet Oz painted a dystopian vision for Pennsylvania under his Democratic opponent, Jon Fetterman, during his campaign stop in Pittsburgh today as he avoided substantive discussion of his own platform.

During only the press event held at the Wyndham Grand Hotel, Oz described Fettermann as irresponsible and extremist, and repeatedly criticized his relatively low profile campaign, which he said leaves many voters unanswered. He was joined on stage by outgoing Republican Senator Pat Tommy.

“It’s like working with a black hole, and these questions come up, but nothing legitimate comes back,” Oz said.

Oz painted alarming scenes of rising crime in Philadelphia, which he said would only get worse if the policies espoused by Fetterman – a well-known criminal justice reformer – made headway in Washington.

“When you were in medical school in Philadelphia, you could walk in Kensington,” he said. “You can’t do that now, there are people who have needles sticking out of their bodies.”

Oz criticized Fetterman’s high amnesty tally as a lieutenant governor, but did not discuss the alternative policy steps he would take to address violent crime as the state’s representative in Washington.

While Tommy insisted Oz was running on a “positive, optimistic message about the future,” he also devoted most of his short speech to criticizing Fetterman’s candidacy.

Tommy said Fetterman’s positions on crime, health care and taxes represent the extreme left wing of the Democratic Party and do not align with the sentiments of most Pennsylvania voters.

“In the end, I am very confident that voters will choose the logical solutions offered by Dr. Oz over the extremist agenda of John Fetterman,” Tommy said.

A response has been reached, a spokesperson for Fetterman said Pittsburgh City Paper Their candidate is campaigning aggressively despite Oz’s claims that he is evading public scrutiny.

“Today was just the hopeless lying and slander of Oz and his allies,” he said. “And again, Oz couldn’t even muster enough supporters to do a public event in Pittsburgh, knowing he wouldn’t turn up any real voters to hear him speak.” Joe Calvilo, campaign spokesperson, in an email statement. “John organizes mass rallies across the state, regularly attracting over 1,000 Pennsylvanians. And at these events, we hear from voters how they don’t want a completely disingenuous senator, not even from the PA, who would automatically vote to ban abortion and annul elections Coming to Trump.

Fetterman is scheduled to hold a rally in Pittsburgh tomorrow with other Democratic leaders including Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Jenny and congressional candidate Summer Lee.

Jack Doyle, communications adviser to the state Democratic Party, also issued a public statement shortly after Oz’s visit to Pittsburgh.

He said, “Mehmet Oz is an elusive millionaire who will say anything to any audience to be elected and knows nothing about the lives of Pennsylvanians. If elected to the Senate, he will fight for millionaires with mansions while selling Pennsylvania families every chance he gets.”

After defining his candidacy as “transparent” and open to “hard questions” unlike Fettermann, Oz answered many media questions but mostly avoided detailed political decisions.

He reiterated his position as a “pro-life” candidate, noting that there are exceptions in cases of patriarchal life fears, rape, and incest.

Pressed on whether to support A Ban nationwide abortion after 15 weeksOz, pushed by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, said he believed decisions about abortion should be made at the state level.

Oz also spoke of natural gas as an important resource for Pennsylvania, which he said he would defend in Congress if elected in November. He said the energy industry was being “unfairly harmed” and called policies portrayed by green-leaning progressive Democrats “unrealistic”.

“One of the smartest things we can do as a nation is get natural gas out of the ground, which creates great local jobs here in Pennsylvania and allows the industry to thrive,” he said.

Fettermann has historically criticized the practice of extracting gas through hydraulic fracturing, but has recently done so soften his message, Referring to the need for “energy security”.

Fetterman has also consistently positioned himself as a staunch supporter of abortion rights.

Since the two candidates emerged as the primary winners in May, Fetterman has been consistently ahead on the ballot, but Recent polls Show tightening of the race as election day approaches.

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