Three Republican candidates in battle in the Senate

Three Republican candidates have split from the pack in the party’s nomination race, hoping to become the next U.S. senator from Pennsylvania.

LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. — Early Tuesday morning, voters will begin pouring into precincts to cast their ballots in the primary election.

A chance for a U.S. Senate seat hangs in the balance, and it’s shaping up to be a three-way race. The Republican candidates are seeking a nomination and a chance to fill Pat Toomey’s shoes.

It’s a critical juncture in Pennsylvania’s race for the U.S. Senate and three top Republican candidates are vying for a nomination.

The most recent polls show Dr. Mehmet Oz in the lead, followed closely by Kathy Barnette and David McCormick. A former television personality, Dr. Oz, has increased his lead in recent days, receiving an endorsement from President Trump. He positions himself as a protest candidate.

“I’m going to go into this knowing exactly how to fight people on the far left of the spectrum who tend to win in these battles. The reason I can commit to this is because I did it on your screens in your living rooms for thirteen years, every day. I know how to fight on the big stage against people who have powerful allies. I know how to defend myself and become a porcupine when I have to, “said the Dr. Mehmet Oz., (R) Candidate for US Senate.

Dave McCormick chose his alma mater, Bloomsburg High School as the site for one of his final appearances before Election Day. Polls show the veteran CEO and investment company is in third place, but the margins are still slim. McCormick says this race could decide the direction of the country.

“What matters is who you choose. It’s important who you choose for president, and it’s important who you choose for a Senate seat. In fact, I’m going to say that’s the most important – the big statement – the most important election you will vote in your lifetime as a Pennsylvanian,” said David McCormick, (R) candidate for the US Senate.

Kathy Barnette took the stage at the Radisson in Scranton amid an unlikely outpouring of support.

Barnette’s numbers have risen in recent days despite multiple outlets uncovering what some call Islamophobic tweets. Barnette defended herself, saying her opponents had been “mud throwers”.

“Taking viral videos, putting them on YouTube, calling them ‘epic takedown’ when they’re not, raising money for their own causes. How many of you would love to have a chosen one who actually walks into DC and their only focus is you,” said Kathy Barnette, (R) candidate for the US Senate.

This race promises to be tight. According to Emerson’s latest poll, Dr. Oz leads Barnette by five points. McCormick trails Barnette by just three points.

The candidates have put forward their arguments, it is now up to you to decide.

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