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The race for the open U.S. Senate seat in Pennsylvania will be decided among Democrat John Fetterman, Republican Mehmet Oz, Libertarian nominee Erik Gerhardt, Keystone Party candidate Daniel Wassmer and Green Party Richard Weiss.

 

John Fetterman (D)
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Age: 53 | Education: Albright ’89 | Resides: Braddock

 

Policy

  • bring back American manufacturing by strengthening “Buy American” requirements for companies that do business with the federal government
  • support suspending the federal gas tax
  • enacting a financial transaction tax on trades of stocks, bonds, and derivatives
  • ban Members of Congress and their families from holding or trading stocks
  • hold drug companies accountable for forcing families to ration insulin as they rake in record profits and rip Pennsylvanians off
  • health care is a basic, fundamental human right, not a privilege
  • work to end the war on drugs by fighting to deschedule marijuana
  • expand voting rights and push for reforms that get big money out of politics and prevent politicians from picking their voters through partisan gerrymandering
  • support legislation that invests in upgrading infrastructure, and responsibly transitions us to cleaner energy sources
  • A woman’s right to make her own health care decisions is sacred and non-negotiable

 


 

Mehmet Oz (R)
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Age: 62 | Education: Harvard ’82; Wharton | Resides: Bryn Athyn

Policy

  • we need to have a secure border with a barrier – whether that is a physical wall or one patrolled by technological advances
  • work to dismantle policies that lead to more expensive prescription drugs for our seniors, and he’ll expand access to private sector plans expanded by President Trump
  • 100% Pro-Life
  • the extreme left wants to use our schools to indoctrinate our children with an anti-American ideology –and as Senator he’ll fight to block that from happening
  • a firm believer in the Second Amendment and our constitutional right to bear arms for protection. He opposes anti-gun measures like red flag laws and liberal gun grabs
  • push back on cancel culture by protecting the First Amendment and defending our freedom for conservatives to say what we see

 


 

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Erik Gerhardt (L)
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Age: 37 | Resides: Pennsburg

 

Policy

  • decrease taxes to their absolute minimum
  • eliminating property taxes
  • full decriminalizing of marijuana and the many other non-addictive drugs
  • abortion is a personal decision that should be made by the woman herself and those she confided in
  • fight for term limits in Congress as a whole

 


 

May be an image of 1 person, train and railroadDaniel Wassmer (K)
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Age: 62 | Education: Utah State, Adephi | Resides: Hawley

Policy

  • I am pro-choice. These are decisions wholly to be made between a woman and her physician
  • Pro 2nd Amendment
  • does not support raising the minimum wage from $7.25
  • does not support establishing new gun restrictions
  • supports legalizing marijuana. Abolish the War on Drugs
  • Allowing greater access to the electoral process to change the dialogue in our country

 


 

Richard Weiss (G)
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Age: 55 | Education: Pittsburgh ’89, American, Chicago ’98 | Resides: Bethel Park

Policy

  • supports Medicare for All
  • supports reproductive rights
  • supports sensible gun regulation, and restorative justice reforms that reduce crime and save money
  • supports raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour
  • Reenact the 1994 assault weapons ban as well as further legislation defining military and civilian grade weapons
  • opposes expensive cancer-causing fracking and supports a rapid transition to renewable energy which is cheaper and creates more jobs
  • wants negotiated peace in Ukraine and to bring troops home
  • Lower age for current Medicare to 55. Call a vote on Medicare For All Act

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