GOP path to Senate majority gets tougher with Fetterman win in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District Democratic primary for U.S. Senate on Oct. 13. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images
Democratic candidate Conor Lamb on Oct. 16. Andrew Burton | Bloomberg | Getty Images
Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania and Ohio were out with campaign ads on Tuesday, ahead of the final day of voting for those races. State Board of Elections data show Democratic candidates in eight of Pennsylvania’s 11 U.S. Senate races have seen significant fundraising increases in the days leading up to the election. Democratic Senate candidates in the 11th District, in the center of Pennsylvania, have been far less prolific fundraisers. Republicans hold a narrow edge in the race, and have spent $12 million in the final weeks of the campaign.
In Ohio, Republicans hold a three-seat edge in the Senate race and have spent nearly $22 million in the past two weeks, compared to $3.5 million spent by Democrats. GOP candidate Troy Balderson has seen an outpouring of campaign cash from his base, which has driven his performance up in terms of fundraising. The data show that Democrat Danny O’Connor, who is running in the 10th District, has also seen a significant increase in fundraising since the end of the campaign, compared to O’Connor’s fundraising days leading up to the election.
The final day of voting in Pennsylvania’s 10th District
Republican voters will get a second chance to decide the winner in Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District, where they have been voting for months. Here’s what has changed since the last election.
The 10th District has been competitive for months, with both candidates vying for the conservative Republican vote.
Republican candidate Scott Wagner, a former chairman of the Allegheny County Republican Party and former executive director of the state GOP, was the only candidate in the race early in the year. The district is heavily Republican, and Wagner won the endorsement of Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), who had been lambasting Wagner as