President Biden puzzled for Democratic candidate for the Senate Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, but made only a brief mention of the lieutenant governor, instead making an impassioned plea to choose between “two very different visions of America.”
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“Democracy is on the ballot this year,” Biden told the audience. “Besides your right to choose and your right to privacy. And what’s amazing is that they say it out loud.”
Fettermann and Dr. Mehmet Oz are locked in a close race for the U.S. Senate, though a recent debate performance filled with drawlish thoughts and unintelligible answers threatens to upend Fetterman’s slim lead.
Biden what joined in Philadelphia by Vice President Kamala Harris – the couple stressing the enormous importance of the Pennsylvania election nationally.
“Just two more seats,” Harris said. “One of them, right here.”
In 34 minutes, Biden used a segment of the speech to mention Fetterman, and another segment at the end to criticize Oz.
“To imagine [U.S. Sen. Bob] Casey and Fetterman as partners in the U.S. Senate,” Biden said. “John has a lot of experience serving the state as mayor and then as lieutenant governor.”
“And he leaves no one behind,” Biden continued. “John leaves no one behind – whether it’s building an economy that works for everyone, protecting communities, protecting your rights and freedoms. Above all, John has enormous integrity. You know who he is, you know where he is and you also know John is in Pennsylvania.”
Biden also displayed intense emotion over the recent attack on the home of the Speaker of the Chamber.
“Enough is enough is enough,” Biden shouted at the Philadelphia fundraiser. “Every person of good conscience must speak out clearly and unambiguously against violence in our politics, whatever your politics.”
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The husband of House Speaker Nancy PelosiPaul, was attacked with a hammer early Friday inside his San Francisco home by an assailant identified by police as David DePape, to whom a police source told Fox News he was shouting “Where’s Nancy , where is Nancy?”
San Francisco Police Chief William Scott said DePape, 42, now faces charges of attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, burglary and several other additional crimes resulting from the incident after 2 a.m.
Pennsylvania has proven to be perhaps the most scrutinized state of the season midway through, as both sides view the Keystone State as crucial to their long-term plans.
President Biden and former President Trump will hold rallies in the same state over the crucial final weekend before the midterm elections, a preview of a potential presidential showdown in 2024.
Biden is expected to rally behind former President Obama on Nov. 5, as Trump holds a rally the same day in western Pennsylvania for Oz.
Fox News’ Greg Norman and Hannah Ray Lambert contributed to this report.