Fetterman Wins PA Senate Race, Victory Speech Consists Mostly of ‘Thank You’

Lauren Shank | November 10, 2022 | 4:46pm EST
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John Fetterman, the newly elected Democratic senator for Pennsylvania.  (Getty Images)
John Fetterman, the newly elected Democratic senator for Pennsylvania. (Getty Images)

(CNS News) – Democrat John Fetterman beat his Republican opponent, Mehmet Oz, and claimed the title for Pennsylvania’s next senator. Fetterman gave his winning speech Wednesday, focusing mostly on thanking everyone who helped him secure the win.

Supporters cheered Fetterman as he stood on stage in his infamous hoodie attire, and began his speech with, “Yeah, I uh – I’m – I’m not really sure really what to say right now, my goodness,” and “I am uh – yeah.”

“Yeah, I mean, uh – so I am – I’m so humbled, thank you so much, really, thank you, thank you,” Fetterman said.

His campaign was launched almost two years ago, according to Fetterman, and bore the slogan “every county and every vote.”

“And that’s exactly what happened,” Fetterman claimed. “We jammed them up. We held the line. I never expected that we were gonna’ turn these red counties blue, but we did what we needed to do and we had that conversation across every one of those counties.”

“And tonight, that’s why I’ll be the next U.S. senator from Pennsylvania,” he added.

Fetterman proceeded to thank the audience, the people of Pennsylvania, and those across the nation who “chipped in 10 bucks” to aid the success of his campaign. More thanks were given to his family and campaign, where Fetterman was “just so proud at the race that we ran.”

“This race is for the future of every community all across Pennsylvania, for every small town or person that ever felt left behind, for every job that was ever been lost, for every factory that was ever closed, for every person that works hard but never got – ever get ahead,” Fetterman encouraged. “I’m proud of what we ran on.”

(Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

Protecting access to abortion, raising the minimum wage, defending the union way of life, acknowledging healthcare as a fundamental human right, standing up to corporate greed, making more products in America and Pennsylvania, and standing up for democracy, were all talking points of Fetterman’s campaign.

He repeated, “And I want to, again – I want to thank all of you amazing supporters – all of you and all watching and every – we bet on the people of Pennsylvania, and you didn’t let us down.”

“And my promise to all of you is I will never let you down,” he said.  “Thank you, Pennsylvania, thank you so much.”

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