Democratic Senate hopeful John Fetterman beat Dr. Oz in the must-win Pennsylvania Senate race in the early hours of Wednesday morning as top Republicans admitted the red wave hadn’t materialized.
In what polls suggested would be dominant night for the GOP with President Joe Biden’s low approval ratings, the Democrats won crucial House seats on the East Coast and held onto the Senate seat in New Hampshire.
Trump-backed Republican J.D. Vance was victorious in Ohio and Ron DeSantis won a landslide to be re-elected as Florida Governor, but the GOP victory party was put on ice because of Democrat wins in swing states.
The Senate is still on a knife-edge, with all eyes on the results in Georgia, Arizona, Nevada and Wisconsin to determine who will take the majority. Republicans are still expected to retake the House, but it will likely be by a slim margin.
‘We launched this campaign almost two years ago – and we had our slogan – and it’s on every one of those signs right now: every county, every vote,’ Fetterman said to a rowdy crowd still gathered at Stage AE in Pittsburgh. ‘And that’s exactly what happened – we jammed them up. We held the line.’
‘I never expected that we would turn these red counties blue, but we did what we needed to do,’ he continued. ‘And that’s why tonight I’ll be the next U.S. senator from Pennsylvania,’ Fetterman added.
A short time later, the White House said President Joe Biden texted Fetterman congratulations.