Dr. Oz lends Pennsylvania Senate campaign an additional $1 million

  • Dr. Oz lent an additional $1 million to his Senate campaign, according to new FEC documents.
  • Oz, the Republican candidate, has lent his campaign more than $22 million over the course of the race.
  • His opponent, Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, raised $22 million from donors in the third quarter of 2022.

Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate Mehmet Oz lent his campaign another $1 million, according to federal campaign documents filed Thursday.

Oz, a former television personality, has leveraged his personal finances throughout his highly competitive Senate race. She previously lent $7 million to her campaign in the third quarter of the year, which ended in September, according to Federal Election Commission records.

In all, Oz contributed $22 million to his campaign and raised approximately $9 million in the third quarter.

Oz’s opponent, Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, raised $22 million in the third quarter of 2022, according to Federal Election Commission records.

As of September 30, the Fetterman campaign had raised nearly $48 million and spent approximately $43.8 million, with nearly $4.2 million in cash on hand. The Democratic candidate’s fundraising has been fueled by small donations, with nearly half of those who have contributed giving less than $200.

During the same time period, Oz received approximately $34.8 million and spent $32.3 million, with $2.5 million in cash on hand. Approximately one-third of Oz donors have contributed less than $200.

While Fetterman enjoyed a healthy lead for most of the summer, the race has tightened in recent weeks.

Fetterman currently holds a 2.2% lead over Oz on FiveThirtyEight, with the Democrat averaging 46.6% of the vote in the most recent polls, with Oz trailing at 44.4%.

The race, in a state won by former President Donald Trump in 2016 and now President Joe Biden in 2020, could determine which party has a majority in the US Senate.

Democrats currently control the evenly split Senate by virtue of Vice President Kamala Harris’s tie-breaking vote.

Trump supported Oz throughout the Republican primary process, helping the first-time candidate narrowly win over his closest rival, former hedge fund executive David McCormick.

Fetterman, who served as mayor of the Braddock district before his election as lieutenant governor in 2018, focused his campaign on working-class voters across the state.

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