Biden scrambles to Pennsylvania as Trump-backed Dr Oz races into 3% lead over Fetterman

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Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have raced to Pennsylvania to shore up Democratic support after opinion polls showed Dr Mehmet Oz had taken the lead in the Keystone State’s Senate race. Mr Biden, who was born in Scranton, arrived in Pennsylvania after Democrat candidate John Fetterman struggled against Dr Mehmet Oz in a TV debate on Tuesday.

Mr Fetterman had enjoyed double-digit leads over Dr Oz, despite suffering a stroke just days before the primary in May.

However, an opinion poll by InsiderAdvantage gave Dr Oz a three-point lead as Americans edge closer to polling day.

Mr Biden used a speech at a fundraiser event in Philadelphia to slam the “despicable” attack which took place at the home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

He also took aim at Dr Oz, who is backed by Donald Trump, for embracing the ex-POTUS’ unsubstantiated claim that the 2020 US Presidential Election was rigged.

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The 46th President said: “It has been reported that the same chant was used by this guy that they have in custody that was used on January 6 in the attack on the US Capitol.

“The chant was ‘Where’s Nancy, where’s Nancy, where’s Nancy’?

“What makes us think that one party can talk about stolen elections and it not affect people who may not be so well balanced?

“What makes us think that it’s not going to corrode the political climate?”

According to the Telegraph, Mr Trump and his predecessor Barack Obama are also expected to make visits to Pennsylvania.

Despite edging ahead in Pennsylvania in the most recent survey, the midterms on November 8 remain on a knife edge.

Polling website FiveThirtyEight described the overall Senate race as a “dead heat” but gave Mr Biden’s party a slight advantage.

Contests in Georgia, Nevada and Pennsylvania will prove crucial to Democrats and Republicans in the upper chamber.

However, FiveThirtyEight has given the GOP favourable odds to take the House of Representatives.

In its latest update, the polling website said: “Right now, Republicans have a strong chance of taking back the House, but the Senate is still very competitive.



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