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2022 Pennsylvania Senate Election

News coverage of the Pennsylvania Senate election. See the race between John Fetterman, polling at 46%, and Mehmet Oz, polling at 42%. John Fetterman has been the Senator from Pennsylvania since 2019. See their news, bias in the media coverage and more in our Pennsylvania election page. See other states and more information on our 2022 U.S. Senate page.

Top Pennsylvania Candidates

Democrat Candidate
John Fetterman Polls: 46% Sample: 5,220Percentage of News: 55%

News Diet Breakdown

Data analyzed by Ground News from Twitter
Left: 65%
Center: 31%
65% of the news @JohnFetterman interacts with on Twitter Leans Left
Republican Candidate
Mehmet Oz Polls: 42% Sample: 2,116Percentage of News: 45%

News Diet Breakdown

Data analyzed by Ground News from Twitter
Left: 48%
Right: 41%
48% of the news @DrOz interacts with on Twitter Leans Left

Coverage Breakdown

Coverage Breakdown is based on the number of articles published per candidate.

John Fetterman
Mehmet Oz

Latest 2022 Pennsylvania Senate Election News

US & Canada · Harrisburg

Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary between Oz and McCormick is heading to a recount

50% Center coverage: 62 sources
The state's top election official said Wednesday that the margin between the top two candidates in last week's Republican primary for U.S. Senate is tight enough to trigger a statewide recount. The winner in the race until the recount is complete could take until June 8. Dr. Mehmet Oz, endorsed by President Donald Trump, led McCormick by 9,343, or 007 percentage points, as of Wednesday.See the Story
US & Canada · Harrisburg

John Fetterman wins Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary

Coverage: 65 sources
Lt. Gov. John Fetterman is projected to be the Democratic nominee in the Senate race this November barely an hour after polls closed Tuesday night. The 52-year-old cast an emergency absentee ballot from the hospital and later tweeted that he'd successfully undergone surgery to install a pacemaker and was on track for a full recovery.See the Story
Donald Trump · Pennsylvania

Oz wins Pennsylvania Senate primary ahead of showdown with Fetterman

61% Center coverage: 59 sources
Oz received 419,999 votes, 951 more than second-place finisher. Oz will face Democratic candidate John Fetterman in the fall. All 67 counties submitted their recount results to the Department of State. The department estimates that the recount cost will exceed $1 million.See the Story
US & Canada · Washington

2022 midterms: What to watch as 5 states hold primaries

70% Center coverage: 50 sources
Former President Donald Trump’s winning streak in U.S. Senate primaries is on the line Tuesday as voters in five states cast their ballots in midterm elections.See the Story
US & Canada · Harrisburg

Pennsylvania Senate GOP primary too close to call, recount likely

51% Center coverage: 43 sources
Oz led McCormick by 1,079 votes, or 0.08 percentage points, out of 1,340,248 ballots counted as of 5 p.m. Friday. The race is close enough to trigger Pennsylvania's automatic recount law. The winner will face Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman in November.See the Story
US & Canada · Harrisburg

Supreme Court Could Decide Pennsylvania GOP Primary

46% Center coverage: 37 sources
The order could affect the tight Republican Senate primary between David McCormick and Dr. Mehmet Oz. The order from Justice Samuel Alito pauses a lower-court ruling in a lawsuit over a disputed 2021 court election. The lower court ruling involved 257 disputed mail-in ballots in the November 2021 race.See the Story
US & Canada · Pennsylvania

As recount begins, Oz claims he's presumptive Pennsylvania GOP Senate nominee

39% Left coverage: 31 sources
Most of Pennsylvania's 67 counties have said they will begin next week. The Associated Press will not declare a winner until the recount is complete on June 8. The winner of the GOP race will take on the Democratic nominee, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, in November.See the Story
US & Canada · Philadelphia

McCormick, Oz locked in tight Pa. Republican primary race for U.S. Senate

40% Center coverage: 33 sources
Donald Trump's preferred candidate in Pennsylvania's Senate Republican primary is essentially tied with a more traditional rival. Trump's pick for governor notched a commanding victory Tuesday as the former president worked to expand his hold on the GOP. Tuesday marked the busiest night of the nascent primary season, with contests also being waged in North Carolina, Kentucky, Oregon and Idaho.See the Story
Mehmet Oz · Pennsylvania

GOP takes Dr. Oz's side in Pennsylvania Senate race vote-counting lawsuit

62% Center coverage: 24 sources
Tuesday is the deadline for counties to report their unofficial results to the state. Oz has led McCormick in a race close enough to trigger Pennsylvania's automatic recount law. McCormick wants a state court to require counties to count mail-in ballots that lack a required handwritten date on the return envelope.See the Story
US & Canada · Pennsylvania

'Nervous about Oz's prospects': Trump and his allies worry about a Barnette victory in Pennsylvania

48% Center coverage: 23 sources
Kathy Barnette has faced increasing questions regarding her background as her poll numbers surge less than a week from the May 17 Pennsylvania Senate race. Former President Donald Trump, who has endorsed Mehmet Oz in the Republican primary, released a statement on Twitter criticizing Barnette. Trump said Barnette will never be able to win the General Election against the Radical Left Democrats.See the Story
Voter · Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Republicans loudly opposed counting undated ballots, until now

66% Center coverage: 21 sources
Former hedge fund CEO David McCormick is pressing for undated mail-in ballots to be counted. The Senate Republican primary is still too close to call, now more than two weeks after Pennsylvania's primary election. McCormick insists he simply wants every Republican vote to be count in the contest.See the Story
US & Canada · Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania court orders contested ballots counted in Senate primary

68% Center coverage: 19 sources
State court agrees in a ballot-counting lawsuit with the campaign of David McCormick. McCormick is in a neck-and-neck Republican primary contest for U.S. Senate. Judge Renee Cohn Jubelirer ordered counties Thursday night to count the ballots in question.See the Story
US & Canada · Harrisburg

Planned Parenthood Votes rolls out $3 million TV buy hitting Oz on abortion

50% Center coverage: 4 sources
Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio is still accepting patients for abortions. Abortions can be done up to six weeks after conception. Planned Parenthood offers other health care services such as STI testing, wellness exams and gender-affirming care. There are presently 21 locations across the state.See the Story

Media Bias Breakdown

How is the media covering 2022 Pennsylvania Senate Election?

2022 Pennsylvania Senate Election often has a balanced coverage.
Left: 36%
Right: 27%

2022 Election Candidates