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2022 Midterm Elections | Races to follow: John Fetterman defeats Dr. Oz in Pennsylvania

John Fetterman beats Dr. Oz in PA Senate Race. Democrat Josh Shapiro wins race for governor against Trump-back Doug Mastriano.

Fetterman makes the early running in PA Senate race

Polls in Pennsylvania closed at 8 p.m. ET and the first batch of results has given the first glimpse at voting data from one of the most expensive midterm races in American history.

The Senate race between John Fetterman (D) and Dr. Mehmet Oz (R) has seen a total of more than $343 million spent. It is an extraordinary amount to stake on the outcome of a single midterm race and all eyes will be on Pennsylvania to see which way the voters are leaning.

We will be updating this article as more results are released. Follow all the latest news from the midterms with Election Day 2022: Live


The race between Josh Shapiro (D) and Doug Mastriano (R) comes to an end in the key swing state, with Shapiro inching out a victory. The traditionally Blue-leaning electorate broke from Donald Trump in 2016 but veered back in 2020 to help Joe Biden make it to the presidency.

Mastriano was one of several Republicans to receive donations from Democrats during the GOP primary, as party officials thought he would be easier to beat. This strategy could work in the state tonight, but critics worry about the long-term effects of elevating far-right candidates.

CandidateVote shareVote count
Josh Shapiro (D)55.8%2,920,936
Doug Mastriano (R)42.4%2,216,202


For months, Democrat John Fetterman was seen as a clear favorite to pick up the state’s available Senate seat, but he suffered a health scare back in May when he had a stroke. He has recovered to continue his campaign but is suffering from the after-effects of the stroke, and a shaky performance in a televised debate appears to have let his opponent, TV star Dr Oz, back into the race.

Fetterman is in the lead with 89 percent of the vote counted and is outperforming President Biden’s 2020 numbers in critical areas.

CandidateVote shareVote count
John Fetterman (D)50.5%2,642,406
Dr Mehmet Oz (R)47.1%2,460,602


Pennsylvania is divided into 17 congressional districts, each of which will elect its representatives for the 118th Congress. Of those, eight seats are currently held by Republicans who are running again, while the Democrats can count on seven incumbents.

Pennsylvania voted narrowly to elect Biden in 2020, but his ties to the state - he was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania - made him an unusually attractive candidate. Now that Biden is no longer on the ballot and given the economic pain of the past 12 months, it would be no surprise to see a kick back from voters and a number of Democrats to lose their seats.

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