Dr Mehmet Oz’s campaign was caught going back on the candidate’s word, thanks to reports from the Philadelphia Scholar.
The newspaper revealed through an analysis of Federal Election Commission (FEC) public records that the Republican U.S. Senate nominee has accepted contributions from eight separate Corporate Political Action Committees (PACs) since taking office. is committed not to take that money in January.
Among the main corporate interests funding Dr. Oz’s campaign are oil and gas companies, including parent Sunoco, as well as a PAC associated with Texas-based Alliance Coal, as well as a representative from North Dakota Petroleum Council.
“I won’t take a penny of the Corporate PAC money,” reads a January 3, 2022 tweet that remains on Dr. Oz’s account.
His spokesperson, Brittany Yanick, claimed the GOP Senate candidate would repay a donation from Bloomin’ Brands, owners of Outback Steakhouse, but did not address other donations when contacted by the Inquirer. . She falsely claimed that the campaign was not taking money from the PAC.
“Dr. Oz pledged not to take a penny of the company’s PAC money, and he didn’t,” Ms. Yanick said.
Democrat John Fetterman’s team reposted an image of the Applicant story on Twitter Thursday morning, thumbing their nose at their GOP rival with a simple caption: “Is that you??”
The Republican team recently backtracked on a series of particularly vicious comments made by Ms. Yanick and others regarding Mr. Fetterman’s recovery from a stroke while continuing to insist that the Democrat is unfit to perform his duties due to his condition. The campaign also falsely accused Mr. Fetterman of hiring murderers to work on his campaign team after Mr. Fetterman hired two men whose wrongful convictions were unanimously thrown out by a national parole board .
Pennsylvania’s Senate race remains neck and neck amid a flurry of Republican ad spending and attacks from conservative media; Mr. Fetterman led his opponent for much of the summer and late spring, but saw his lead fade midway through the onslaught. The dueling candidates will square off in their only campaign debate on October 25.
Democrats appeared to be caught off guard by the latest wave of Republican spending across a number of different races, with leading candidates and their allies in a number of hotly contested but important races complaining of being let down by the national Democratic Party.
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