Former President Donald Trump has warned voters that Republican favored Senate candidate in Pennsylvania won’t be able to win the general election.
According to a report by Breitbart News, Trump is doubling down on his endorsement of Dr. Mehmet Oz for Pennsylvania’s Republican Senate primary, saying that the favored candidate, Kathy Barnette, has no future.
Trump’s comments came in a statement on Thursday less than one week before the primary election is to take place, and the former president said that the “Radical Left Democrats,” whose candidate is likely to be, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, would in all likelihood beat Barnette.
“Kathy Barnette will never be able to win the General Election against the Radical Left Democrats,” Trump stated.
“She has many things in her past which have not been properly explained or vetted, but if she is able to do so, she will have a wonderful future in the Republican Party—and I will be behind her all the way.
“Dr. Oz is the only one who will be able to easily defeat the Crazed, Lunatic Democrat in Pennsylvania. A vote for anyone else in the Primary is a vote against Victory in the Fall!”
Barnette has pushed forward in the polls ahead of what was initially thought to be a two-way race between Oz and businessman David McCormick in what was an unexpected upset.
According to Breitbart News, “Barnette’s spike in support occurred after the most recent Senate debate, in which she revealed in a compelling story that she was a product of rape and that her mother had her at the age of 12.
“Barnette’s last-minute success came unexpectedly, as she had previously been polling in the single digits, and federal records showed she had not come near McCormick and Oz in terms of fundraising and spending. Both McCormick and Oz have spent about $14 million compared to Barnette’s $1.6 million, per Open Secrets.”
However, during the campaign, questions have been brought to the public eye about Barnette’s military background as well as about comments made by the candidate online.
Some political pundits aside from the former president have also questioned Barnette’s ability to compete against Fetterman who is popular among Democrats and well funded by Pennsylvania Democrats.
Recent polling on the race taken by InsiderAdvantage/Fox 29 from May 7 to 9, has indicated that the well-known Oz is in the lead at 22.5 percent, with Barnette on his heels with 20.9 percent.
McCormick was in third place at 18.5 percent and all three are within a four-point margin, and 25.9 percent of respondents said they were still undecided on a candidate.