Oz Rallies Supporters Four Days Before Election
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. (ErieNewsNow) - Today marks the end of the last full-week before Election Day next Tuesday. In the final four days leading up to the election, Dr. Mehmet Oz gave grassroots supporters in Cumberland County a prescription.
“In order for us to take a dose of reality to Washington, and fix what they’re getting wrong, we need to actually do this prescription right. We need to talk to ten friends and you’re going to ask them one question. And that one question is, are you happy with the way the country's headed? Are you happy with where America is going,” said Oz.
For Oz supporters like Judy Lista, it's a no-brainer.
“Nothing's going the right way today. From Biden all the way down, it's going in the wrong direction and we have to change that,” said Lista. “They had their chance to try to show what they wanted to do, and now we know. Now we have to get them straightened out. We have to do the right thing; we have to vote. We can't sit home and think about it,” she added.
Lista says you don't have to look far to see the impact of rising costs: one of her top issues in this year's midterm election.
“The economy, inflation, it's already eating us alive,” said Lista.
Inflation has been a focal point for Oz throughout his campaign, as well as its impact on things like Social Security.
“What I've heard is seniors saying our Social Security checks, they don't stretch far enough anymore because of runaway 40-year high inflation,” said Oz.
Oz said what's broken can be fixed and that he's the candidate for the job. “It's all fixable, my friends. We actually have this, but John Fetterman would make it worse. Together, we could make this happen,” said Oz. “I'm not a politician, I'm a heart surgeon. And doctors fix things, fix big things and the way we do that is by uniting together, not dividing, because we're stronger united than if we are divided. What I plan to do is bring balance,” he added.
Oz also spoke with supporters about energy production, the border, fentanyl and public safety. He also touted his endorsement from the Fraternal Order of Police.
Later in the day, Oz also made a campaign stop in Crawford County. He'll continue campaigning throughout the Commonwealth until next Tuesday, when it will ultimately be up to Pennsylvania voters to decide.
The race between Oz and Fetterman is extremely close with today’s FiveThirtyEight updated polling average showing Fetterman ahead by 0.4 percent. One month ago, Fetterman led Oz by nearly six percent, according to the same poll.