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PA Republican Senate primary too close to call, likely to go to recount

by | May 18, 2022

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative/PAC Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation

The eyes of the nation have turned to Pennsylvania and the rollercoaster ride of a race for U.S. Senate.

As of this writing, the Republican primary contest is too close to call and an automatic recount is expected. Television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz and businessman Dave McCormick are locked in an epic struggle for the GOP nod. Television commentator Kathy Barnette appears to have placed third.

The GOP nominee will face radically pro-abortion John Fetterman in the fall. Fetterman has been a vocal supporter of Big Abortion, regularly taking to Twitter to defend the abortion industry. Fetterman, who currently serves as Lieutenant Governor, has been sidetracked from the campaign trail by a stroke, followed by an operation to install a pacemaker. Still, he has vowed to return to active campaigning soon, in a bid backed by abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

A number of analysts believe that the Keystone State could hold the key to control of the U.S. Senate next year. Some have gone so far to say that the PA U.S. Senate race is a “must-win” for a Republican majority in the Upper Chamber.

The fall election for Governor will be similarly contentious. The Democratic nominee, current Attorney General Josh Shapiro, is considered evenly more stridently pro-abortion than current Democratic Governor Tom Wolf (if that’s possible). Shapiro unsuccessfully took the Little Sisters of the Poor to court to try to force them to violate their religious convictions, all in the name of the Obamacare mandate. Shapiro also regularly appears at news conferences with abortion industry representatives to push a pro-abortion agenda.

Shapiro will face Republican pro-life state Senator Doug Mastriano, who has a pro-life voting record during his time in the state legislature.

The fall election will also be critical for the composition of Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation, along with the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the state Senate. Planned Parenthood is expected to pour countless dollars into the campaign to elevate pro-abortion politicians to office. That is why it is so crucial that pro-life Pennsylvanians turn out as never before for the fall election.

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