SPRINGFIELD, Pa. — Mehmet Oz, the Republican nominee for Pennsylvania Senate, continued to press the issue of debates against his opponent John Fetterman, one day after the Democrat said he’d agree to participate in a single October debate.
Driving the news: “The first debate has to be in September so we can allow voters to know who their candidates are right now,” Oz told Axios. “Pick one of the debates in the next two, three weeks. So we can get this ball rolling.” Oz said he wouldn’t accept a mid-October debate until Fetterman agrees to one sooner.
- Oz said he wants Fetterman to debate before early voting is well underway. Absentee and mail-in ballots are available in Pennsylvania beginning on Sept. 19.
- Fetterman, who is still recovering from a stroke, told Politico this week that he’s committed to participating in one debate “in the middle to end of October.” He said his campaign…