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the governor's race matters too because the governor appoints the secretary of state that would have 2024 ramifications, jake. >> john king, thanks so much. we're closing in on the end of voting in the great commonwealth of pennsylvania and the first results from the high est profie senate race tonight. we'll see how mehmet oz fares against two challengers, including the late-surging conservative kathy barnette. here is our key race alert. it is too early to call. the very competitive three-way race pitting dr. mehmet oz against dave mccormick and conservative fire brand kathy barnette. on the democratic side it is also too early to call the senate primary featuring lieutenant governor john fetterman, congressman connor lamb and state representative malcolm kenyatta. it is too early to call the republican race for pennsylvania governor. doug mastriano is running against lou barletta, bill
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mcswain and businessman dave white. but we do have a projection to make in the democratic governor's race. and cnn projects pennsylvania attorney general josh shapiro will be the democratic nominee for pennsylvania governor. shapiro coasts through uncontested. he will face the winner of the republican gubernatorial primary in the fall. dana bash, shapiro is counting on having a republican candidate, republican competitor whom he can easily paint as extreme. >> absolutely. he's already starting to do that. we should note that josh shapiro announced that he's positive for covid so i'm not sure that we'll actually see him tonight. but jake is exactly right. he became a national figure during the time between november, the november election and when the inauguration happened because as the attorney general in pennsylvania, he was very aggressive about pushing back against gop efforts to
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overturn the election there. depending on who he has as his opponent, he might be fighting that exact same fight. not just about looking back to 2020 but potentially looking ahead to 2024. >> democrats want to make this about contrast as much as possible. and if the republicans nominate the person that trump has endorsed, mastriano, in this race, josh shapiro will have probably the starkest contrast that he could have on the issue of the election. but also what democrats are teeing up is the governors' races across the country being a last vanguard against the sort of push forward of, you know, right-wing policies, especially on the issue of abortion. and shapiro himself has said he is the person, if he is elected governor, that's going to be standing in the way of a republican legislature pushing forward abortion bans. that's the kind of message you're going to hear from him on that issue. you're probably going to hear it from a lot of other democrats in
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governors' races all across the country. >> abby, thanks so much. my colleague, wolf blitzer, is in pennsylvania, specifically in philadelphia. wolf, tell us what's going on there. >> reporter: yeah, jake, we're following all the key races in pennsylvania tonight, including the republican contest for governor. cnn's melanie zanona is at the campaign headquarters of the trump-backed candidate, doug mastriano. melanie, there's some finger pointing happening among pennsylvania republicans tonight. update our viewers. what are you seeing? what are you hearing? >> reporter: yeah, the polls have only just now closed. but the blame game among republicans is already starting to heat up. for weeks the front-runner in this race has been state senator doug mastriano. he has made lies about the 2020 election a centerpiece of his campaign. some republicans fear that he is too extreme to win this key battleground state come november. privately republicans are pointing a finger at the state
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party organization for not endorsing a candidate and for allowing this vacuum to emerge. one gop operative said it was foolish and said, quote, everyone is collectively losing their minds here. but one person who was not shy about getting into this race, donald trump. he endorsed mastriano in the 11th hour over the weekend. that was a huge boost for mastriano. look, the stakes are high here. the governor is allowed to appoint whoever oversees the state elections so this race has implications beyond 2022, wolf. >> interesting point. thanks very much for that. i want to bring in kasie hunt, michael smerconish. they'll be with me assessing what's going. both of you guys are pennsylvania natives so you know a lot about this state. there seems to be a lot of unconventional candidates, michael, right now who are gaining some traction. tell us about that. >> well, i would say one of the reasons that you can gain traction as an unconventional candidate in pennsylvania is because we are one of nine closed primary states. i am one of 1.4 million
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pennsylvanians shut out of this election today, very frustrating for me because it's so darn exciting and that rewards passion. meaning you get the fringes in both parties to come out and dominate primary elections. for example, i don't think that the democratic u.s. senate candidate who will win tonight in all likelihood, john fetterman, is necessarily the strongest general election candidate. nor do i feel that way about doug mastriano, the likely republican who will win the gubernatorial race. but passion rules the roost and that's what you're about to see. >> and one thing too, wolf, i have to say. i've done a lot of years, i often go to in particular walmart parking lots to talk to voters. i did that a couple of days ago in york, pennsylvania, which is a pretty red county. i was there for a john fetterman event. usually you get a mix of -- you can find some democrats, republicans. i found both. i found supporters of connor lamb, john fetterman, mehmet oz and others. but i also got a contingent of
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voters who were angry that i was asking. typical nonvoters, you run into people who don't vote or are not familiar. but this was one of the first times i'd gone to a parking lot, talked to people and found a group that just said why would i bother doing that? and their voices were sort of angry. their posture was who cares why? the system is failing me. i think that helps explain a little bit of why -- michael is right that it is about the way the parties have kind of polarized and are going to the polls, but i also think that people are just really pissed off. they're really angry about what's going on and they don't feel like anyone can help them. they tried it with the trump administration. then they switched. they handed power in washington to democrats and now inflation has gone ramp anant and people unhappy with their lives. >> do you get the same sense? >> there are a lot of push-button issues that have people infuriated. inflation at a 40-year high is one of them. i think the situation on the
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border for republicans is another. there's a whole lonaundry list that produce agita and you're seeing those voters upset about them showing up today. but there are a whole host of folks who are not coming out either because they can't or don't have interest and their voice isn't heard. >> let's go back to jake. jake, i understand you have a key race alert right now. >> i do, wolf. let's take a look at what these pennsylvania voters are actually thinking. let's go to the republican senate primary. right now cnn with 1% of the vote in has dave mccormick in the lead position, 42.6% of the vote. he is 2,418 votes ahead of me it oz and fire brand kathy barnette has 15.6 of the vote. that is only with 1% of the vote in. but right now at this hour dave mccormick has the lead. on the democratic side, john fetterman, the lieutenant governor, has a whopping 57.4% of the vote.
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he is 13,604 votes ahead of congressman conor lamb who has 39.7% of the vote and state representative malcolm kenyatta from the philadelphia area who has 2.1% of the vote. that is with a minority of the vote. now let's take a look at the republican gubernatorial primary right now. who's going to run for governor against josh shapiro the democrat who's the attorney general. bill mcswain is in first place right now with 26.7% of the vote. he is roughly 1800 votes of the guy in second place, doug mastriano. lou barletta has 10.9% of the vote, businessman dave white has 10.8% of the vote. this is only with 1% of the estimated vote in right now. we are also waiting right now for -- oh, look at this. in north carolina, let's look at this. incumbent congressman madison cawthorn is still in second
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place. madison cawthorn is behind state senator chuck edwards. chuck edwards in first place with 38% of the vote. now 38% of the vote. he is 4,088 votes aheads of madison cawthorn who has 27.3% of the vote. that is more of the vote in than the last time we looked at this. this is 37% of the vote. john king, this is shaping up at least as of right now to be not a good night for madison cawthorn. now, we can stick in pennsylvania. you can stick in pennsylvania. and dave mccormick doing well. it's early, 1% in. but dave mccormick doing well right now. >> it is early and that's the key point. again, 67 counties in the commonwealth of pennsylvania. allegheny county is the only one reporting votes so far. this is the second largest county in the state, just shy of 10% of the population so it matters. but we have seen in the ohio senate race and nebraska
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governor's race a more moderate, these are conservatives running but dave mccormick is the most moderate or least conservative. maybe dr. oz would disagree with that. but pull out in the early vote. you've seen this repeat time after time after time in traditional voting areas that a more traditional candidate pulls out first. but this is 1% of the vote statewide. as you know when you pull it out, it's still only 12% of the vote in allegheny county so we have a long way to go in a very complicated, diverse state like pennsylvania. dr. oz in second place at 23 if you round up. kathy barnette at 16% if you round up. you also mentioned the governor's race. again, often you see in both nebraska and ohio, we had candidates pull out to an early lead who ended up being third so let's just wait and strap in and count some votes. but bill mcswain ahead in the early counting as we go through. on the democratic side in the senate race here, again, 6% of
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the vote statewide. the only interesting part is fetterman leading. this is conor lamb's part of the state. so to see the lieutenant governor fetterman leading in conor lamb's backyard is interesting but incredibly early. let's go down to north carolina. we've already projected the former state supreme court chief justice cheri beasley as the winner. we've already projected ted budd the winner. that is ted budd filling in most of the map. the trump endorsement club for growth money helping fuel him. now let's go to this republican side. will you have a very maga incumbent republican congressman beat in his primary. look, trump is still with madison cawthorn. the rest of the republican establishment has run as fast as they can from madison cawthorn and tried to support most of them. chuck edwards now at 38%,
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cawthorn at 27%. some states you'd have runoffs. in this state if the leading candidate is above 30% they get the nomination. so with about 37% of the vote in, chuck edwards right now leading. if that margin held up, he would be the republican nominee in the 11th congressional district. this is a very red area. he would be the next congressman from north carolina most likely. but again we'll watch as the votes come in. if you're congressman cawthorn tonight, you are thinking two years of constant controversy, ranging from supporting the big lie, from saying it was antifa in the capitol on january 6th to accusing the leadership of having orgies and using cocaine, this is all adding up on madison cawthorn. let's come back up to pennsylvania and switch over to the senate republican race. we started with just votes in the west. we have some votes in the east, including the number one county right here, the biggest area in the state, number one population center is philadelphia. you see dr. oz there. his headquarters tonight is just outside of philadelphia in bucks
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county. he is counting on the trump endorsement helping him. he's counting on his celebrity helping him with the largest population center in the state right now. dr. oz opening up a very modest lead. 570 votes to 540 votes. we have a long way to counti in philadelphia. let's move over to bucks county. dave mccormick with the early lead there. about 11% there and you move up to northampton county, the allen town area here, scranton as you keep going up. dave mccormick leading early there. when you pull back out, 67 counties in the state, four of them with results so far, a very long way to go. but clearly evidence we'll bounce around a little bit in this hotly contested senate race. >> i don't want to overanalyze it, john, but the big buckets of republican votes are the ones where mccormick is doing well, those collar counties. numerically i don't think there are a ton of republican votes in the city of philadelphia even if that is the bread basket of
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voters in the commonwealth of pennsylvania, right? >> without a doubt. without a doubt. so you can come back to the presidential map and it's all blue for biden in this part of the country. but in philadelphia itself, trump was blown out, not a ton of republicans there. and the republicans that are there again are your urban and then close suburban republicans who are revolted against donald trump. in bucks county trump got 47%. there are a lot of traditional republicans in the suburbs around philadelphia. you know it well, jake, you grew up there. these are the republicans that made george h.w. bush and george w. bush president. republicans do believe in 2022 with trump not on the ballot and with inflation, with the wind in the democrats' face, republicans believe they could have a resurgence in the suburbs. these primaries are one test. november will be the big test. seeing who votes, where the margins are. this is the governor's race here and mcswain is leading
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everywhere where we have votes right now. again, you're seeing votes in the more moderate areas of the state which is why you see a more moderate candidate winning right now on the governor's race. you come over to the senate race side here. again, 2%. we have a long way to go. but dave mccormick is pulling into early leads in those traditional areas tells you traditional republicans are with the former hedge fund manager, a more traditional republican candidate. if we rewound the tape eight or ten years, we don't live in that republican party anymore so we have a long way to count. >> one of the lessons we learned from the trump years was that he was able to build up the margins of victory in those counties that weren't pittsburgh or harrisburg or philadelphia so that instead of a democrat like barack obama, and i'm just making up these numbers, but losing 60/40 over a democrat like hillary clinton, would lose to donald trump 80/20. those are the areas that i think
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kathy barnette and mehmet oz, if the trump endorsement really has weight, where they could do really well. >> a key point. let's just move over and go back two weeks to neighboring ohio, where j.d. vance with the trump endorsement won. you see all this pink, that's trump country. rural america is trump country or trumpism country. but the forces that he unleashed from the party is that he put on steroids in the party. you see them here. when we first started counting in ohio, matt dolan was ahead and got the government establishment vote in columbus, cleveland and the suburbs around cleveland and took an early lead. but then this, rural ohio swamped him. the question is who will rural pennsylvania go for in a republican primary. small counties. when you add up all these votes, just ask donald trump, they counting. >> absolutely, absolutely. we're awaiting more votes in that pivotal senate primary in pennsylvania featuring former tv doctor mehmet oz. we're also keeping a close eye on a gop house primary in north
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carolina where scandal-plagued incumbent congressman madison cawthorn is trailing as of right now. we'll be right back after this quick break. ♪ it's a lovely day today ♪ ♪ so whatever you've got to do ♪ ♪ you've got a lovely day to do it in, that's true ♪ [ chuckling ] ♪ and i hope whatever you've got to do ♪ ♪ is something that... ♪ [ music stops ] [ beeping ] cars built with safety in mind, even for those guys. the volkswagen atlas with standard front assist. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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ow... hi... booking.com booking.yeah we've got a key race alert in north carolina. there you see state senator chuck edwards right now in the lead with 37.8%. scandal-plagued madison cawthorn behind with 27.6 as the votes continue to come and be counted. we should point out that senator thom tillis endorsed state senator chuck edwards instead of madison cawthorn in this race. let's go to diane gallagher at cawthorn headquarters. diane? >> reporter: yeah, look, state senator chuck edwards not only benefited from u.s. senator thom tillis but also more than six figures from that super pac that is tied to tillis with attack ads against cawthorn. we're seeing some of the fruits of that labor at this point.
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i spent time with state senator chuck edwards who said he was investing a lot of time in his senate seat here in north carolina which is henderson county, transylvania county and the early returns we're seeing show that that may have paid off. we're looking in some places two to one in, some places three to one edwards over cawthorn. i do want to caution these are just early voting totals and we have a long way to go. but this is what chuck edwards wanted to see early in the night. this is what his campaign teams were working toward in this particular area where the population is centered in this district. >> diane gallagher, appreciate that. i want to go to manu raju standing by on capitol hill. manu, eei know a lot of people e watching this on capitol hill. >> reporter: typically republicans and democrats who have members of their own running for re-election, they quickly get behind that
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individual, but not with madison cawthorn. all the republicans in the delegation when we asked them said they would support cawthorn's re-election. one of them, thom tillis, told me this is the first time ever he has gotten behind an opponent of a sitting republican member of congress. richard burr, the retiring republican senator, also said to me earlier today that there was virtually no chance republicans would welcome back madison cawthorn if he were to win today. at the moment, anderson, republicans feeling good seeing one of their own potentially going down in a primary tonight, anderson. >> manu, appreciate it. back with the panel here. you don't hear that very often, chris, particularly these days of so many republicans who are serving on capitol hill not wanting madison cawthorn back. >> you know, if you had gone about the last two years trying to blow up your political viability, you could not have done a better job than madison cawthorn has done. i'm just looking down the bill of particulars. he's been stopped three times by the police since october, he's
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been stopped by the tsa at checkpoints at airports with guns. >> i believe it was one gun and a loaded magazine the first time. >> okay, i take your point. he's been photographed in women's lingerie. and he's been photographed in sex sexually indiscreet or concerning videos. maybe the thing that got him in the most trouble is they had a redistricting and he was going to go run in another district and then they changed the district and he had to go back to his district and say, oops, never mind. i really want to be representing you people. and as was just pointed out, the incumbent republican senator of north carolina, thom tillis, is not only actively opposing him, his super pac has put $1.5 million into the race saying that he's an embarrassment and a disaster. other than that, it's been smooth sailing for madison cawthorn. >> but here's the worst thing, i
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think. worse than all the stuff you were just talking about. he accused his colleagues of participating in sex orgies. >> and cocaine. >> and using cocaine and that was it. and kevin mccarthy had to call him into his office, the republican leader, and say what is this about and then he backed down and admitted that he had been lying. but that was the moment i think the dam broke because -- >> in washington. not sure, though, in north carolina. >> in washington, that was it. >> although it does seem like he has alienated a lot of the people who supported him the first time around when he ran. a lot of people who have strong ties in north carolina who made calls to their friends saying, hey, look, this is a guy you can trust. >> remember when he -- when he burst on the scene he was an interesting story. he was a young guy, he had overcome an accident and there was a lot of interest in him. but this has turned into madison cawthorn's excellent adventure.
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you know, he's made a folly of this. as you point out, once you accuse your colleagues, that's like a red line. they'll tolerate almost anything but not that. >> right. >> it was also interesting early on when he was running and even after he got elected, you know, he was talking about reaching over across the aisle. he was sort of saying a lot of things which sounded like he was critical of sort of the rhetoric coming out of washington at the time he was elected and then that went away. >> he's a pro foundingly unserious person and that's become apparent, even in a place where not everyone is a huge historic figure. he really stands out for the frivolousness. >> interestingly enough, donald trump just came out and said we should give him a second chance. it appears that the voters in the 11th district of north carolina may not give him a second chance and this is one case where an incumbent might go
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down and i think that the north carolina republican party and the republican party nationally would breathe a huge sigh of relief. >> and he discovered -- you say he started out seriously, you think. >> well, i said he was a person of interest, yes. >> then he started hanging out with marjorie taylor greene and gaetz and you could see what was happening, which is he was part of that -- that in crowd. they were -- they were pro trump all the way and that is probably the only reason donald trump endorsed him. there are lots of people in the trump circle who thought it was crazy. why would you do this? and donald trump's only reason is that he believed in the big lie and talked about it constantly. >> he's part of the out crowd now. >> there's a lot of uncertainty hanging over the gop senate primary in pennsylvania. we're standing by for more results in that state and all the key races.
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and i have a key race alert for you right now for the pennsylvania senate race. on the republican side hedge fund ceo dave mccormick remains in first place with 36.2% of the vote. about 4,500 votes ahead of mehmet oz, the tv doctor, who has 23 sp.1% of the vote. in third place as of right now kathy barnette, the radio fire branding who has 17.2% of the vote. that's with only 2% of the estimated vote in. still a lot of votes to councou now to the democratic side. john fetterman has 51.8% of the vote. conor lamb has 33.3% of the vote
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and malcolm kenyatta has 12.1% of the vote. that's with a little bit more of the vote in, about 16% there. kristen holmes is at mccormick headquarters in pittsburgh. kristen, what is the mccormick camp saying about this early lead? >> reporter: well, look, advisers here are still saying it's anyone's game, but they do see a path to victory for the former hedge fund ceo. they were unnerved when they saw this late surge from kathy barnette, believing it came from months of mud slinging opening up a lane for barnette to succeed. they decided to replicate this strategy. allow oz and barnette to tear each other apart, hoping that he would have his own lane. essentially what they did is they pulled most of his negative ads and replaced them with hope and optimism for the country, biographical spots about his family. he not once mentioned his
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opponents by name. tonight they see if this strategy shift worked. let's go to the democratic primary. jessica dean is at the headquarters of front-runner john fetterman. jessica, lieutenant governor fetterman is in the hospital after getting a pacemaker implanted today. what's he doing as the results come in? >> reporter: well, i was just talking with a campaign spokesperson and he told me that the lieutenant governor is recovering in his hospital room watching the returns come in along with his dad, his brother, his campaign manager. so they're about four hours away from us. we're currently in pittsburgh. we are expecting to hear from his wife, gisele, and their children. but the lieutenant governor not the night he thought he would have having taking all of this in. he is in that hospital room recovering from having the pacemaker put in earlier today. they say that it went very well, that he is expected to make a full recovery.
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this is after he suffered a stroke on friday, jake. that took him off the trail for the last five days, those key last days on the trail. but the campaign says they feel very good about where they stand tonight as they watch these returns come in. >> jessica dean, thank you very much. we'll have more results from the great commonwealth of pennsylvania after this quick break. stay with us. - common percy! - yeah let's go! on a trip. book with priceline. you save more, so you can “woooo” more. - wooo. - wooo. wooooo!!!!! woohooooo!!!! w-o-o-o-o-o... yeah, feel the savings. priceline. every trip is a big deal. pre-rinsing your dishes? you could be using the wrong detergent. and wasting up to 20 gallons of water. skip the rinse with finish quantum. its activelift technology provides an unbeatable clean on 24 hour dried-on stains. skip the rinse with finish to save our water.
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and we have a key race alert for you from the commonwealth of pennsylvania. let's look at the senate standings as of right now on the republican side. former hedge fund ceo dave mccormick is up with 32.1% of the vote. he is about 5,600 votes ahead of mehmet oz, dr. oz endorsed by donald trump who has 22.1% of the vote. right now carrying up the rear kathy barnette with 19 spoken 3% of the vote. but that's only with 4% of the vote in as of now. but dave mccormick right now in first place. let's look at the democrats. on the democratic side, lieutenant governor john fetterman still with a very healthy lead, 54.2% of the vote. he is more than 62,000 votes ahead of his closest challenger,
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congressman conor lamb from the pittsburgh area who has 30.7% of the vote. bringing up the year, malcolm kenyatta with 10.8% of the vote. let's take a look at the republican gubernatorial primary right now with former u.s. attorney bill mcswain in the lead right now with 26.9% of the vote. he's about 5,700 votes ahead of businessman dave white, who has 16.9% of the vote. former congressman lou barletta with 13.7% of the vote and doug mastriano, one of the strongest trump supporters in the commonwealth of pennsylvania bringing up the rear with 12.5% of the vote. that is only with 4% of the estimated vote in right now. john king, we should point out to our viewers when you look at how much of the vote has come in, we're not even in the first inning of this game right now. >> we are not. the first batter is up maybe, whatever baseball metaphor or sports metaphor you want to use,
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we are early. that's the number you just mentioned that's most important talking about the context this is the republican primary, about 4% of the vote counted so far. if you're dave mccormick, it's great to be ahead. however, the ohio senate race and nebraska governor's race, the candidate that opened up the early lead in both of theose states came in third. dave mccormick, a 5600 and change lead over dr. oz. kathy barnette, the conservative who was surging at the ending, did she peak too soon? looking at the map, you see 11 counties where dave mccormick is leading at the moment. one for dr. oz, that's philadelphia county. it happens to be the biggest population center in the state, philadelphia. one, kathy barnette, in montgomery county in the suburbs out here. leading with about 15% in in this very important suburban area outside of philly, 30%, 25, 18. so that's what we'll be
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watching. bucks county, 31, 24, 19. so they're splitting the vote in the early vote as we come through it and you're looking for anything regional at the moment. obviously philadelphia is county number one. allegheny county in terms of population is county number two. here you do see mccormick with an edge in this three-way race. you see how the vote is splitting. in the population centers you want a gap like that if it holds up. it's only 12% of the vote but you'd like a 20-point gap like that in a major population center because that gives you math. but from the trump experience we know pennsylvania is a very competitive state or commonwealth and you see all these counties that are gray, that's trump country. so does the trump endorsement matter? does kathy barnette say she was trump before trump and pushing those conservative positions or maga positions, does that work? and if you're asking at home why is that county white, that's a tie. 87-87. 56 votes there. clinton county, pennsylvania,
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56th in terms of the population center, donald trump won this with 67% of the vote against joe biden a couple of years ago. it's a tie at the moment, that's why it's white compared to the other colors on the map. a long way to go. >> and i think any one of these three candidates could ultimately pull it out by the end. take us down the democratic race right now because i think people would have anticipated a much more competitive race among the democrats than we're seeing as of right now at least. >> at the beginning of the race the answer to that was yes. late in the race there wasn't a ton of reliable polling but you did see the lieutenant governor john fetterman with somewhere in the ballpark of a 25, 30-point lead in some of the polls released. that's ballpark where he is now with 22% of the vote. still, we have a long way to go. malcolm kenyatta is a state legislator from philadelphia and you see his green color leading in philadelphia at the home. let's pop it up and see, only 18%. philadelphia the number one by far population center in the commonwealth, so this matters a
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ton. 18% in. we'll watch it play out. but you see john fetterman's color everywhere else. allegheny county is interesting in the sense that you have in conor lamb and john fetterman, two people whose political base is out here in the western part of the state. conor lamb's house district is west of pittsburgh out toward the ohio border. john fetterman was the mayor of braddock, which is here, eastern suburbs of allegheny county as you move back over. so this would be a fair fight or both of their territory right there. fetterman in allegheny county with almost half of the vote counted, 57-40. so still a long way to go. but fetterman led throughout this race and consistently going in. despite the health questions at the end, as you watch the map fill in, the democratic counting is coming in a little quicker. 54-30 when you're looking at a crowded race, 54-31 if you round that up. that's the kind of gap you like if you're at fetterman headquarters but there's a lot of map to do. >> fetterman is more progressive
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than conor lamb. conor lamb more of a moderate democrat. state representative kenyatta clearly the true blue progressive in the race. go back to philadelphia for a second. i want to see something. if kenyatta is to have any prayer, he needs to win philadelphia outright. he needs a stunner there. look at how close that is. >> that's not going to do it if you're going to have a shock. we should open our minds whether tonight or throughout this primary season. we do see evidence in both parties that people are looking outside the box. you mentioned john fetterman. he is a progressive candidate but he also said i want to fund the police. he's also unorthodox. he's 6'8" or something, a different candidate. if you're malcolm kenyatta and you want a long shot upset, you need a bigger margin than that in your home area. 38-35 is not going to cut it. but it is interesting to see him cutting into the vote as we continue to count. >> absolutely. we'll go back live to pennsylvania as more votes come in from the commonwealth
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welcome back to our special coverage. take a look at thchlt we have a key race alert of the senate republican primary here in pennsylvania. look at this. dave mccormick the former ceo of a hedge fund. he's ahead right now. he's ahead by almost 6,000 votes. he has 32.1%. that dr. oz 23.2%. barnette 19%. mccormick is ahead right now. only 5% of the vote has been counted so far. so it's still early. clearly they're encouraged over at his headquarters. jeff zeleny is joining us from
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dr. oz headquarters. here in pennsylvania. take us inside the campaign right now, what are you hearing, what are you seeing over there? >> wolf, throughout the campaign, dr. oz has run the campaign as a talk show. like he used to be. like he vaulted into celebrity status. he would race into the room and high five supporters and full people from the crowd to take checks of their blood pressure. asking them if they are worked up about what's happening in washington. tonight the show has a an uncertain ending. he is watching early returns come in with his family. his supporters are just beginning to trickle in to the room here. and one question still hangs over the race, did he prove himself as a true conservative as former president trump said again and again in endorsing him and prove himself as a true pennsylvaniaen. he recently moved into the commonwealth. they're watching the key sub sushs around philadelphia and
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the middle stretches of the state. that of course is where the former president was very strong in 2020. doctor oz not expected to be as strong but has to hold his own there. an uncertain ending at least for the dr. oz political show here in bucks county. >> still early. only 5% of the vote is in. dave mccormick is ahead, impressive lead at least so far. let's discuss with casey and michael. both pennsylvania natives. what do you make of the early numbers. >> there have been momentum shifts. the trump endorsement of oz caused a reevaluation. if oz wins, it's only because of donald trump. of that i'm certain. and wolf, you have oz and you have mccormick spend $50 million battling one another, that allowed barnette because it was mutually assured destruction. to emerge out of nowhere.
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largely unvetted. it's a three way race. because of the things revealed about her there's another reevaluation, maybe mccormick again has the momentum at the right time. >> how to you see it? >> he's absolutely right. one of the dynamics to watch here as we're loork looking at early returns, let's be careful. mccormick has an early lead. but, we're really waiting on the vote to come in from the rural counties. what we have seen is at lot of pittsburg and philadelphia area. those rural areas are going to tell us whether or not this late barnette surge is something that is really going to make a difference. i have some sources suggest that there were a lot of undecided voters here at the end who didn't really like oz. maybe they were trump inclined but weren't into dr. oz and barnette gave them a sudden al ternive at the end. the question will be does that last minute focus on barnette, does it push her down or does it have the opposite effect? >> if barnette should pull this out, she has donald trump to
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thank. because donald trump got into the governor race and came out for mastriano. he was nervous he wasn't going to get a w in the senate race. if mastriano wins maybe he pulls her across the finish line. >> is mccormick the more established republican candidate? that has the best chance to win the senate can test. >> i think so. earlier in the night i set the most electable candidates might not emerge from the primaries. i was thinking lamb from the democratic side of the aisle and mccormick on the republican side. i think they are the two strongest general election candidates. >> they're the two most traditional candidates. if you put lamb and mccormick next to eechl each other, they dress the same. they have the same type of mannerism and similar pedigree backgrounds. the traditional way you come into politics.
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voters are flat out rejects that lately and looking for something else. even in the commonwealth you have a lot of middle of the road voters, people are tired. >> primary. let's remind viewers how important potentially going into the next u.s. senate this senate primary is tonight. this republican primary. pennsylvania. >> it's not a dramatic and inflated statement to say that control of the united states senate may reside on exactly what happens in pennsylvania and not just tonight. but in november as well. it could all come down to the commonwealth. >> i think -- i would not be surprised if we're all sitting here having this same conversation about this senate race come november. >> the seat that pat the incumbent republican is giving up. >> he saw this coming. he didn't want to play in this environment. worried if he could survive and that's where we are. >> a lot of republicans. >> watching closely. moments ago we saw the early leaders in the gop senate
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held by retiring republican senator pat toomy. jessica, very important day in the life of john fetterman. >> yeah, he's had a lot happen in the last not even 12 hours. he had that pacemaker put in just a short time ago coming out of the procedure at 6:00 p.m. it's now roughly 9:00 p.m. on the east coast. and they just found out here that fetterman is going to be the democratic nominee for this senate seat. it's an open senate seat in pennsylvania. it's where democrats are really hoping to pick up a seat in the senate and keep control of the senate going into 2022 midterms. this crowd is very excited. we know that fetterman is actually about four hours away in lancaster at his hospital room tonight. recovering from the procedure. he suffered a stroke on friday. that took him off the trail for five days.
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we're told he's doing well after his procedure, he is expected to make a full recovery and will be hitting the campaign trail soon. but we're not exactly sure when soon will be. he has to be released from the hospital and his wife told me yesterday he wants at least a week of him getting extra rest beyond what the doctors are ordering him to do. speaking of his wife, she's here with the children. we're expecting to hear from her in a little bit. she's going to be standing in as the candidate tonight. it's unclear if we'll hear from the lieutenant governor. whether virtually or message of some sort. we're expecting to hear from his wife, she thinks supporters here in pittsburg where he thought he would be, but instead the democratic senate nominee from a hotel room in lancaster. >> jessica dean at fetterman campaign headquarters. let's go to dana bash and abby
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phillip. the progressive candidate compared to lamb. but difficult to pinpoint and he is somebody who politically at least democrats hope will be able to appeal to blue collar voters in pennsylvania who have been trending republican now for sometime. >> yeah. i think that's the thing to keep in mind here. with fetterman that it's not going to be a sort of clear left center, right type of dynamic with him. one thing that you hear a lot of voters talk about, is that like the guy. he looks like one of them. they want to have a beer with him. how it factors into a race cobbling together a coalition. the voters and the suburbs and collar counties, black voters, the voters in the rural counties, can he be competitive in the trump areas. that remains to be seen. the thing about fetterman is not so much his positions on all the policy ideas, but whether democratic voters based on how
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they voted tonight they he can resonate a general election. >> we have been covering about the divide in the direction of the republican party. this is a moment to take to look at the democratic party. and if you look at just the records. connor lamb who lost and john fetterman who we are projecting won this primary. you would say the progressive won against the moderate candidate. lamb is like textbook the kind of moderate candidate you would think that the democratic party would want to run. particularly in a purple state like pennsylvania. but, the question is whether or not it's almost not a relevant how progressive fetterman's policies are. second to the fact that people look at him as different, as outside the box. as somebody who is truly authentic and that authenticity is the name of the game. when it comes to politics
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particularly now when people are just fed up. >> if he wants to continue the reputation of authenticity. let's bring in doctor ryaner. he'll have to be transparent about his health condition. it's pacemaker put into his chest. >> there are real questions about now the democratic candidates health and if he is going to continue to be this sort of down to earth kind of persona in pennsylvania. he should be open about what's going on in with his. there's no medical condition that should procollude you from holding office. he needs to be honest with his constituents. and bring out the medical team and let them answer the presses questions. put that behind them and he can
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take some sometime to recover and then move on with the campaign. >> all right. thanks so much. >> thanks very much. back now with the team here in new york. chris, john fetterman for its quite unusual to have the candidate be in the hospital room on election night. to say the least. >> opposed a hotel room. yeah, obviously we'll have to see how it plays out. we wish the lieutenant governor all the best. i will say i have to disagree slightly with the previous panel because while his authenticity and down to earthness, if there's a phrase, played very well in the democratic primary you get a general election particularly if you end up wa moderate like mccormick, there are a lot of things the republicans have to work with in going after fetterman. this is a guy who is against limits on abortion. for universal background checks, he wants to end the filibuster. he wants to legalize pot. and interestingly enough for a
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progressive, he is also going to have an issue he has to deal with in the black community because of the mayor. in 2013, he was out one night and heard what he said was gunfire and ended up confronting an unarmed black jogger with a shotgun. and nothing came of it. it turned out the fellow was unarmed and the man is now in jail and he's endorsing fetterman from jail. but you can understand how a republican candidate could work with that to try to hurt fetterman in the black community. >> one of the concerns you hear from democrats is how fetterman will do in those suburban areas around philadelphia and so critical in pennsylvania elections. and will he get the kind of vote that a democrat needs to get out of that area. because some of the things to make him more appealing the unconventionality.
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may not play as well in the areas. i think that when you look the the poll the cnn poll that we heard earlier about how fundamentally jaundice people are about politics. what everyone has said that authenticity and sort of unconventionality, this maybe a year where that plays. >> issues matter too. >> sure. they do. >> you can see a lot of people concerned. the republicans flagging him as being hard on gun control. soft on abortion. a number of issues that would play very well. >> that might work in his favor. given depending on what the supreme court does. to me what's so interesting about this particular race is the connor lamb is i think on paper the perfect candidate. the perfect candidate. >> marine. >> prosecutor. >> he is spent two and a half million dollars. which would normally be okay.
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fetterman spent $6 million. he in the focus group, he doesn't come across as the fighter. and casey is saying people are angry. well, when you are angry you want someone to fight for you. i think that fetterman seems like somebody who is going to fight for you. he's a big guy. >> does his health become an issue that will be brought up by his opponent? >> i don't think his opponent would bring it up. i think by november this thing should be in the rearview mirror. i don't know how it affects a senate race in the way it might affect a race for another office. but the interesting thing about what you said is there are a lot of people who wanted the democratic establishment in washington to pour money into the connor lamb campaign. they came to the conclusion relatively early that they didn't think he could beat fetterman in a primary and
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didn't do it. >> they were right. >> wolf. >> i want to bring in casey hunt. they have been watching this closely. first of all let's talk about fetterman. you covered this candidate for a long time. tell us about him. >> a lot has been said that i think is accurate. a few things that i think i would add to the mix first of all i wish him god speed in a full recovery. he had the stroke on friday. and didn't reveal it until the final week of the campaign. there's a question if they should have been immediately forthcoming. i don't know if it would have altered anything. i wish there would be immediate candor. he referenced the incident in 2013 with the unarmed black jogger. lamb never really went there. -- >> hold on one moment. take a look at this. mastriano is winning right now in the governor's republican
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primary contest. in pennsylvania. this is a significant development, 10% of the vote in. he's ahead by almost 15,000 votes. 30% to 20%. it's a significant moment. >> i think certainly the pennsylvania republicans i have talked to and i'm confident you back me up, this is a nightmare for the republican party. to have mastriano potentially winning this race. and that's because he was at the capitol -- or rather at the stop the steal rally on january 6. he and barnette are tied together. trump of course jumped in for him at the 11th over over the weekend. trying to hedge his bet against in case dr. oz who he endorsed in the senate actually loses. i haven't talked to anyone in the state who -- if you talk to people who want to see republicans get elected in the state and want mastriano in the governor's office. >> former president trump panicked about what was going on
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in the oz mccormick barnette race. came out for mastriano where he probably otherwise would not have. i happen to believe if he came out for barletta. the one ocht of the most loyals as a congressman. the one of the first to come out for trump. trump instead of going with him went with mastriano and arguably sealed the deal for mastriano. >> he suspected mastriano was going to win and wanted to be with the winner. >> and make sure he left with pennsylvania with one w tonight. >> to bring this back to fetterman also, talking about whether fetterman can pull this out. i think one of the key questions, this is why we're so interested in the republican primary. who is he running against? in a state like pennsylvania, it's much different to face mccormick than it would be for him to face barnette. if he has mastriano to run against in the governor's race that helps him. >> i want to make clear that a lot needs to be vetted among all of these candidates going
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forward that didn't come out in the primary. >> it will all come out in the general election. that's for sure. >> thanks very much. i want to talk with our political team. david, if doug mastriano wins as a republican, what does it mean in the state? >> it's obviously challenging. doug mastriano, patriotic guy. >> nightmare -- maybe that was -- >> he's a patriotic guy. served his country with honors in the military. again, he's way too conservative for pennsylvania general election. he will lose. >> you think he would lose? >> he'll do extremely well and beat him. yeah. josh won twice as -- >> basically every public office you can have in pennsylvania. and wildly popular in the philly suburbs which where all the voters are. he'll do extremely well and mastriano will lose. that's the fear he'll drag the ticket down. and impact races like the old
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charlie dent seat. or the few other competitive seats that are run right now. and the fear is those seats will not be competitive with mastriano at the top of the ticket in november. >> your definition of patriotism is strange to me. he was at the insurrection. he actually breech the police line. so, it says something awful about where the republican party is. this is who they want. when the insurrection happened, we were here in this room and we thought there's a small number of nuts who have gone way too far. and now you have millions of americans who are voting for the same kind of ideas and the same kind of action. that's not good for the country. it's not good for republican party. >> i'm not loding his activity on january 6. i'm saying he served his country in the military. obviously -- let's be clear. >> not to get too insider baseball. what's interesting about the last minute trump mastriano
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endorsement. i heard folks saying he's going to lose on the dr. oz endorsement and wanted to come out with one primary victory. that last minute 11th hour endorsement came. he may get that initial win of as he did tonight, but he doesn't stand a chance in my view in a general election. it will be challenging. >> trump right now is having a bad night in terms of mccormick might pull it off. that's not good for him. and then this. this is -- still early. >> just saying. >> i'm excited down here. >> we now know who the democratic senate candidate will be in pennsylvania. who will fetterman face in november? the republican senate nominations still up for grabs. more results after the break. the lower your drag coefficient,
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31.9%. he's almost 7,000 votes ahead of oz. the tv doctor who has trumps endorsement with 28.2%. in third place as of right now, fire brand kathy barnette with 22.1%. mccormick in the lead right now by about 7,000 votes. with only 14% of the vote in. still a lot of votes to count in the senate republican primary in pennsylvania. let's look at the governor primary. look at that. doug mastriano, who is trump endorsed. has taken a strong lead. he has now 35.8% of the vote. more than 26,000 votes ahead of former congressman barletta. mcswain the former u.s. attorney has 17.1% of the vote. businessman dave white 9.5% of the vote. doug mastriano the trump
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endorsed candidate has skyrocketed ahead of the competitors. although there is still only 13 or now 14% of the vote that has been counted. still a lot of votes to count. let's go down to north carolina now. if we can. you see incumbent cawthorn closed the gap with chuck edwards. still in the lead with 33.the% of the vote. he's about 1,700 votes ahead of incumbent congressman cawthorn with 31.6% of the vote. a lot of more of the vote has been counted in north carolina. 70% of the vote has been counted there. and reminder of the rules here in this primary race, is that if no candidate gets above 30%, they have a run off. if both get above 30%, whoever wins gets to obviously wins.
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and if one candidate is above 30% and one over 30%. the one over wins. cawthorn needs to get over 30% plus one in order to avoid a run off. right now, cawthorn fighting back with about 30% of the vote to go. john king at the magic wall. looking at pennsylvania right now. how did barletta jump ahead, i'm sorry, mastriano. how did he jump ahead as he did so quickly as the votes came in in the last few minutes? >> it's fascinating to look at. key to remember, just 15% of the vote in in a big state. a long way to go. and not much vote in over here. about 30% of the vote philadelphia. known for more democrats in november. but a lot of republicans in the areas. we have a ways to go. how did mastriano jump to the lead in the race up now 21%, barletta 40%. round that up 39,000 plus votes. a big lead in a crowded primary.
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still a long way to go. look out here, what makes this clear? look at the middle of the state. back to 2020 and the presidential race. this is trump country. these are small rural counties. some of them not very populous. trump lost to biden by 81,000 votes. he beat clinton narrowly four years before that. democrats get the vote in the population center. trump country is rural pennsylvania. rural america. so you come back to the governor's race what's happening. that endorsement is clearly helping mastriano in the rural counties in the state. still a long way to go. we count the votes you see the former u.s. attorney is leading. it's tight. they're splitting the vote. you come over to the eastern part of the state. again if you look at philadelphia right now this is montgomery county outside of philadelphia. 15% of the vote. 11% of the vote let's look at bucks county.
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12% of the vote. we have population centers slower to report the vote. we have a ways to go. you see the big jump and that's proof positive on the map when you compare them trump endorsement without a doubt helping mastriano for now. barletta in a distant second. long way to go. that was a big switch for mastriano who started the night off more slowly. again look at this part of the state. think of the governor's race. remember this pink from mastriano here. come to the republican senate primary, you have a split. you have dave mccormick leading in some of the counties. look how close this is. 31.7. round it up. 32 to 29 to 23. this is getting closer as we get more votes in. you see some for barnette in the rural counties. again she doesn't have the trump endorsement but was maga before trump if you will. look again, 33, 26, 26. or 27 if you round up mccormick. one county over, these are small counties. 30, 27, 25. you have a split republican field they are fracturing the
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vote as you go through on the senate republican side. up to 17% this is an interesting map. which tells us two things, it's competitive and we'll be at this for a while. a lot of votes to be counted. 30% of the state population lives in the east where jake tapper is from. and we have a long way to go. >> the senate primary is still just a horse race between those three. go back to the governor results if you could. we're still a minority of the votes have been counted. this is exactly what republicans leaders were worried about. many leaders in pennsylvania were worried that doug mastriano is too extreme to win in november. so there has been a big push to get everyone else out of the race except one challenger against mastriano. that didn't happen. they have two and right now you have mcswain and barletta. not that barletta is a moderate.
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but splitting the antimastriano vote. mastriano has been in the lead for months now. >> right. so it's a fascinating conversation that statement about today's republican party. talking about republicans saying barletta who is a very conservative candidate. look at his record on immigration and issues. he was the mainstream. they were trying to get republicans to be for barletta. they were worried mastriano was even further. i'm not sure right is the right word. we say the more conservative. that's not fair to antitax. trump candidates are now conservatives as we used to define. but mastriano is the trump candidate in the race. you're right, they tried to get candidates in the end. white is getting 9%. mcswain getting 16%. the question is is it split enough this guy goes across the finish line. in the middle of the state trump proved to us you win a ton of votes here it offsets losses elsewhere. it looks good. it's a big state. there's a lot of counting to do.
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>> one of the reasons why this is so important is the governor of pennsylvania appoints the secretary of state who supervises the elections. doug mastriano is not somebody who i think is fair to say can be relied upon to preserve democracy and the integrity of the vote. he's been one of the strongest election liars. one of the strong e supporters of the big lie about the election. in pennsylvania. so that's why so many republicans don't want him to be the nominee. for many reasons. all eyes on pennsylvania and the two big out standing republican races for senate and governor. this primary night is still unfolding. stay with us we'll be right back.
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pennsylvania with 22% of the vote in. you have mccormick at 31.9%. oz at 29%. and barnette at 22.9. also now in the race for governor in pennsylvania, you have mastriano at 41.2. barletta 22.2. mcswain at 15 and white at 8.2. 22% of the vote now in. let's go to mastriano headquarters. if he takes the lead how is trump influence felt within the campaign? >> doug mastriano is running to be the pennsylvania governor in 2022. but he has made his campaign all about 2020. he is really made lies about the 2020 election a corner stone of his campaign. he was in washington on january 6 for the stop the steal rally. and he has been leaning in to the big lie here tonight,
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moments ago he had jenna a former trump lawyer up on stage. they were two leading figures in the effort to over turn the election. and they both have been subpoenaed by the house select committee investigating the january 6 attack on the capitol. now it's worth reminding viewers at home that the governor of pennsylvania is going to appoint the secretary of state. who will over see the state election process. so the stakes here are incredibly high. that is one of the reasons why some republicans here are also privately panicking over the prospect of mastriano winning the nomination. they worry he's too extreme for the general election. some of them are starting to blame each other behind the scenes. so we'll see what happens later tonight. >> let's go to the white house, president biden is monitoring the primary results. caitlyn collins is there. the president reacting to fetterman senate primary win in pennsylvania. >> obviously the white house is watching this closely. especially what was going to
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happen in pennsylvania. fetterman was widely expected to win, the president is already previewing what the message will look like. when it comes to the republican side we wait to see the results. he says he believes fetterman can win in november and the reason he says that is because while we await the results of gop primary, one thing is clear, these candidates are not your father's gop. they have fought a malicious, chaotic primary campaign to be the most extreme and shown people their authentic selves. whoever merges will be the dangerous and too extreme to represent pennsylvania in the united states senate. that goes back to the message that you heard from the white house the president invoked the term ultra maga. loyalists of the former president say they believe that's not the dig the white house thinks it is. it shows you that the way the
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white house is going to frame this no matter if it's mccormick who wins, dr. oz or of course barnette in this race in pennsylvania. >> thanks, we'll check in later:. is this going to work in pennsylvania? >> i don't know. it's an authentic thing. i do think the democrats are looking a at republican party and with a lot of fear. this is not your -- this is not a normal party at all. to have the idea that mastriano who is part of the insurrection can be the governor of a state. appoint the secretary of state to over turn election results, that's possible in america is shocking. the president is authentically trying to sound the alarm and trying to raise the stakes a little bit. if you just say, i'm mad and frustrated. you can lose your democracy. the president wants people to know that. >> again, let's remember it's a republican primary. not a general election. i wouldn't get too carried away about it. we'll see.
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we have a lot of election going on still. we'll see -- it will be interesting to see if doug mastriano wins, and dave mo mccormick wins what message is that. two completely different candidates. i'm a supporter, donor and friend of mccormick. >> what does it say he's in the lead right now? there was talk about barnette coming up. that was overblown. >> i think pennsylvania is smart. they want to elect the most conservative person that can win if the fall. in the senate race test clear. it's clearer in the snat senate race with less candidates. there were 14 in the governor race to begin with. down to a still a big stable. in the senate race it came down to the three candidates. and dave mccormick was the most conservative and people think can win in the fall. that's what we're seeing now. >> what's interesting with mastriano and the trump endorsement there is it has bearings for 2024.
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if this is a winnable potential pick up for the gop in pennsylvania, and if he endorsed somebody who in my opinion doesn't have a shot, that could end up hurting trump's viability in 2024. you have seen other potential candidates back others in this race. i think the question to van jones point is crazy going to win? respectfully. the fact mccormick is ahead shows that the voters maybe more animated by what looks like competent leadership and has the experience of takes on the issues, inflation and economy. there was buzz around barnette. she's trailing at this point. >> i like you say crazy, respectfully. the fact that -- dr. oz was endorsed by trump. why do you think that was? >> candidates matter. the president liked -- and saw a lot of himself. a very successful television person personality. successful businessman.
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the president saw a lot of that and you had a lot of folks advising him. giving him bad advice on the endorsement in my opinion. i think the president should have sat that one out or endorsed mccormick. but i think he saw a lot of himself in oz and he decided to go with it. >> all right. we'll take a quick break and the leaders in pennsylvania maintain their lead. we'll go to the magic wall when we come back. certified turbocharger, suspension and fuel injection. translation: certified goosebumps. certified from headlamp to tailpipe. that's certified head turns. and it's all backed by our unlimited mileage warranty. that means unlimited peace of mind. mercedes-benz certified pre-owned.
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fetterman. thank you so much for joining us. congratulations. obviously most important right now, what can you tell us about your husband's condition, how is he feeling? he had a pacemaker put inside him today. >> yeah, he's a bionic man now. feeling great. the surgery was perfect and he is in patient and ready to get back on the ground. i'm not letting him just yet. >> when do doctors expect him, not you, you are cautious and you made him go to the hospital friday. when did doctors expect him to be well enough to leave the hospital and when do they think well enough to campaign? >> i don't have the date yet. they said a couple days but not a firm date. he was under observation today after the surgery today. the surgery was great. i think they'll watch him and then hopefully we'll have a firm
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date when i get him home. >> so, your husband won his race today. he obviously has a long campaign ahead of him before the election in november. do you think his condition is going to affect his ability to campaign? >> i don't. the more i learn about the procedure he's had, over a million americans have this done every year. they lead great lives. i'm confident that he'll be able to perform his job and do a great job. continue to do so. >> i know this is all very sudden and you are dealing with it in realtime, but i know you understand the need for voters to know exactly how he's doing. do you think this the campaign has been completely transparent and can we expect can the voters of pennsylvania expect your husband and his doctor to come and answer any questions that reporters might have?
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>> absolutely. they can. i feel we have done a great job. we turned on the news in under 48 hours. my kids knew right before the rest of the world did. and we have been open and transparent through the whole thing. we'll continue to be. the exciting news to share is that surgery was perfect. and he's well on the road to full recovery. >> it's still early. we don't know who will win the republican senate primary in pennsylvania. is there a candidate that your husband would rather run against? mccormick, oz, or barnette. >> no, i think we'll wait to see what we're up against and prepare to continue the trail and continue working for pennsylvania. until november. >> your husband has in the past called himself a progressive. now he's not. he claims he's also not a moderate. how do you think his pitch will be to voters policy issues obviously very important as you
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know. pennsylvania like so many americans across the country worried about inflation, worried about healthcare prices. worried about healthcare access. what is his pitch going to be, why should voters vote for him? >> because he's someone who listens. he wants to understand your issues. whether you voted for him now or not. he wants to be a senator for all of pennsylvania. so he really cares about people. and he wants to understand what your needs are and priorities are. and the label of progressive or not, the things he's running now are the same things he ran back then when they called him progressive. the party shifted. he's always has been able to shift the needle on issues. and i think he'll continue to do that. he is passionate about the work he does, he works on tough issues. and he solely moves the needle to get others on board. on this work. >> the second lady of the great commonwealth of pennsylvania. congratulations again.
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i know it's been a wild roller coaster of a few days for you and your family. congratulations on the hard fought victory this evening. >> thank you so much, jake. >> we're all praying for him and wishing him well. before you go, bring her back for a second -- how are your kids doing? are they dealing with this all okay? i know it's tough. you have three little kids. >> they are. we're family like any other family. that will have a health scare that will face it and keep going. the kids are involved in everything. they kept them in the loop. they know what's happening and have been to seen daddy. and excited to see how good he looked and know he's going to be back out soon. it is a little hard time for our family but we'll be back together soon again. >> okay. thank you so much for joining us on this evening. it's got to be a wild day for the fettermans. we're watching the race for the
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with lasting fragrance inspired by the scents of nature you love. air wick. connect to nature. it's election night in america and cnn can now make a major projection. cnn projects that doug mastianio is a very vocal advocate of trump's bogus efforts to overturn the 2020 election. mastriano prevails in a crowded primary race. he'll go on to face democrat
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josh john shapiro in the fall. we have one of the most full-throated supporters of donald trump's lies about the 2020 election, somebody who actually supported, not counting the votes of pennsylvania voters in 2020. i don't know that we've ever had something like this, a dynamic like this, where you have a nominee for governor who will of course appoint the secretary of state in charge of the state of elections, who has a position of having wanted to disenfranchise all of his commonwealth's voters in the previous presidential election. >> right, there are republicans who are going along with donald trump's election lies because they see it advantageous to their candidacies and their hold on washington and there are
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those who are in it from the jump and that is who doug mastriano is. you look at the johnny come lately endorsement, it specifically says he revealed the deceit, corruption and theft of the 20 presidential election, which that statement is bogus, but that's what donald trump led with. one of the subplots here in addition to the most important storyline, which is what jake said, that this is a guy who is going to be up for the top job, the top executive job in pennsylvania, a critical purple state. but the other subplot is the donald trump endorsement, by all accounts in talking to trump sources, donald trump endorsed him at the late end of the campaign because he saw him heading toward the finish line and he wanted to jump on that. >> and against the advice of a
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lot of people around him who wanted him to endorse someone else. i keep coming back to a number from the polling that david chalian was talking about tonight, which is the 53% of pennsylvanians who said they were burned out by politics. i can't help but think that one of the reasons why might be these election lies, might be the kind of vitriol and the in fighting. and when you're looking at this race and you're looking at the contrast that's before voters, one of the reasons republicans are so worried about mastriano is he embodies a lot of the politics that they are over. he's pretty deep in it. he was subpoenaed by the january 67th committee. he was in washington on january 6 the for the stop the steal rally. he wanted to propose policies that would literally have
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allowed the state of pennsylvania to appoint their own electors and disregard the will of the voters. so the reason you're seeing so much alarm among republicans is because he is as far down in those partisan rabbit holes as you can be, and if voters want a break from that, either a break to not think about it or break cleanly from that kind of politics, they're not going to get it with that kind of choice. and that's the opportunity for democrats here in this race. >> absolutely. now, does it mean that this race is over? absolutely not. we have seen in two elections that the trump ideal are very strong. but it certainly is going to be very, very tough for
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republicans. >> david, what does a m mastri mastriano-shapiro race look like? >> he's seen as a moderate and works the state really, really hard, has a personal relationship with voters. they've spent millions basically helping mastriano by calling him the trumpiest of trump candidates. >> they were running commercials. >> running commercials mentioning all. positions that would actually excite the republican base. >> so they wanted to run against mastriano. >> they wanted to. you can account for the nature of the year, which could be very hard for democrats. i would look for a lot of prominent republicans to
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distance themselves from mastriano and some to endorse shapiro in this race now. he is so far from what a pennsylvania candidate should look like. this is a swung state. t -- swing state. this is a state very closely divided and i think shapiro is tonight in pretty good shape. >> if you're the republicans in pennsylvania and not in that ballroom with mastriano, you're pretty unhappy. >> 100%. >> the mid terms in this year '22 you thought you had a real chance of taking. it's been the democratic governor tom wolf for two terms now. you look ahead to 2024, nobody is going to win the presidency without winning pennsylvania and suddenly the odds are much better that the democrat wins, the democrat appoints the
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secretary of state and presides over the election. if it were lou barletta or bill mcswayne, the u.s. attorney, who trump did an anti-endorsement of, you got to be pretty unhappy. it's the last person you wanted to see get the nomination. >> lou barletta, who was more electable came out after trump did his 11th-hour endorsement came out and said where's the loyalty about donald trump? and that was sort of stunning to me because i'm sort of like are you kidding? where's the loyalty? lou barletto was one of the first people to endorse donald trump. he has been out there for him. perhaps he wasn't at the january 6th rally or leading a group there, but you would have thought if donald trump had any loyalty to someone, it would have been lou barletta.
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>> mastriana o was going to get it. >> he took out oz insurance. he wanted a winner. mastriano looked like he was going to win so he threw barletta overboard. >> wolf? >> we just got a statement for doug mastriano. he's about to speak there. shortly we'll hear what he's saying. we're about to project that. let's talk about this upcoming contest, shapiro and mastriano. >> he touted things about mastianio. the happiest person in
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pennsylvania tonight is shapiro. >> what do you think? >> i can't not find people who are happy that mastriano is projected to win this race. this was an opportunity to take back -- certainly the republicans i'm talking to think they've blown their chance. >> mastriano and shapiro, you couldn't pick two different -- >> he and barnett wouldn't let the media in the room. it was a public event for their supporters and they said to the
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media, you're not permitted to walk in. i have no idea what this general election is going to look like. >> it's unamerican. the reality is that we, reporters, and the public have a right to know what republicans are saying. he was at the stop the steal rally on january 6th and kathy barnett, who he endorsed, they endorsed each other, they were both there. and there are a lot of candidates but they are so far on the edge of it. >> it speaks to the weakness of the parties. they couldn't get the other candidates to drop out. if mastriano were in a one on one against the others, he wouldn't have won. >> he's about to speak. he's expected to be the
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republican gun toreat candidate. >> we should underscore here, wolf, while we have projected he was going to win, the rest of the field was very split. this is the hard core magna group. it was too little too late. in many ways, it echoed the primary in 2016 when donald trump knocked out candidates after candidates and more moderates couldn't consolidate. >> we're used to candidates who try to move toward the center once they win a nomination. i don't think that's about to happen. let's watch. >> he's going to be speaking shortly. we'll hear what he has to say. he's the projected republican winner. he's obviously a very, very happy guy. we did get a statement from
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mastriano from the attorney general of pennsylvania. he said republicans just nominated a dangerous extremist who wants to take away our freedoms, he wants to ban abortion without exception, restrict the right to vote and spread conspiracy theory and attack the union work for pennsylvanians. >> what does a mastriano race look like to you? >> listen, pennsylvania is an historically kind of purple state, right? so i don't think -- my opinion may be -- may not make a lot of republicans happy to hear but i'm just being truthful. this is a tough -- we're hearing the governor gets to appoint the
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secretary of state, the governor has a big role of what's going to happen in 2024. i want the republican nominee to win in this race. i think it's pushing a big rock up the hill with doug mastriano with the views he's espoused and where he was and out of stop where republican voters have been. if you look at pat toomey and arlen specter, it's a long history going back many years, thornberg. >> toomey voted to convict trump for his role. he knew the base of his party was going to punish him for doing the right thing. >> he also made a term limits commitment. >> the president can't be sicking mobs on the capitol in the middle of a ceremony and now he's gone. and look at the replacement. you can't get away from that. look at the replacement.
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obviously josh shapiro is an extraordinary human being and i think he's going to represent the state well but democrats can't talk it for granted. >> these races are very tough. we should make it tougher. >> in the last few minutes the republican governors association came out with a statement that was short of an endorsement of mastriano. that's interesting. the rga is saying we're going to play in winnable races but they didn't quite endorse him. and donald trump didn't even win pennsylvania. running almost more extreme than trump is not a winning recipe for a general election. >> doug mastriano may surprise everybody and come back to the middle here. i hope he does. you're going to have to come back to the middle. in primaries people run to the left and to the right and they tack back towards the middle. >> we'll see. >> january 6th is going to be the hardest part. >> if he wants to be competitive
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change history. but it's been a time to try our souls. i'm looking across the past couple years here and i'm looking at some other champions out here that fought with us. remember when the schools shut down and they deprived your kids of education opportunities, scholarships, their education, prom, life. masking them up with no reason to do that. and closing your businesses. nonessential? not in my administration they're not. follow the science. only democrats can get away with failed policies and killing
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thousands. and their darling promoted to admiral, woman of the year. anyway. but we -- they like to call people who stand on the constitution far right and extreme. i repudiate that. that is crap. that is absolutely not true. actually, their party, which the media stands for and advocates for, they've gone extreme. they're the ones that sent us the sick back in the home, their democrat policies and killed so many. that's extreme. that's extreme forcing your kids to matchup. it's extreme forcing health care workers to lose their jobs. it's extreme when you shut down half the small businesses in our state and put people out of their life. our view of pennsylvania is one of hope and freedom that people come here and walk as they see fit, not as some governor or some media hack sees fit. we're going to restore the dream
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of pennsylvania, a place where you want to come and live. we're going to be the most prosperous state in the nation, open our energy sector like you've never seen it before. we're going to go from number three in the nation energy producer to number one, bringing jobs here, prosperity here. it's going to be marvel to watch. they are backed by corruption. they think they can win this by throwing $20 million and $30 million around but the people of pennsylvania are no longer asleep and we do not consent. one guy had like $16 million, single digits. you cannot buy elections anymore. maybe that was true before covid but our eyes are wide open. i know as you travel the state here, we have a massive movement of people from the width and
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length of pennsylvania who don't always agree with us on all issues. in fact, many of them used to be democrats and recently switched so they could vote for us here. it's fantastic. john adams said, our second president, facts are stubborn things, right? and as you were out collecting -- got to keep an eye on that phone there. as you're out there collecting a record number for republican gubernatorial candidates, 29,000 signatures got me on the ballot -- thank you for doing that. that's when the swamp started, uh-oh, maybe we should not discount that movement. you converted thousands of democrats in this movement. their party has left them behind. together with you we had the hardest working campaign in this primary. we're going to have the hardest working commo
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working campaign in this general election. anyone watch our bus tour last week? anyone paying attention saw that several of our stops were in traditional democrat strongholds like pittsburgh and erie. we had 500 people come to our event. i mean, it's fantastic. this is infectious here because we all love freedom. everyone wants to walk and live as free men and women, right? i know you do. come on. so our number one goal is first to restore freedom, right? so on day one, any mandates are gone. yup. jup. on day one, any jab for jobs
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requirements are done. any member of the national guard are kicked out because of the jab for job requirement. on day one, school transparency will be ordered. there's so much here. on day one, crt's over. >> all right, state senator doug mastriano declaring victory in his republican primary to be the next governor candidate from the republican party in the commonwealth of pennsylvania. he'll face off against the current attorney general josh sc shapiro. he has covid. he is at home and will not speak this evening because of that. let me bring in dana and abby. what we saw there was a little
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glimpse of the policies and persona that have so many republicans in pennsylvania and washington, d.c. concerned that mastriano will be too extreme to win this fall. you heard him talking about covid policies and critical race theory but something else you heard at the very beginning was a religious invocation. mastriano is part of what has been called a christian nationalist movement, which is the belief that god intended the united states to be a christian country. that is one of the forces that converged on the capitol on january 6th 2021, where mastriano was as well. that is part of the insurrection. it is one of the reasons why when you heard earlier with dave urban and alyssa ferra, there is
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worry that mastriano may not be able to win in november. honestly, who knows. >> starting where you left off there, jake, one of the many, many clear contrasts, you talked about his belief that america is a christian nation, he's going to be running against a jewish candidate. that on its face is going to be a very interesting dynamic. also, it wasn't just that mastriano was talking about covid and about the policies that were in place in pennsylvania. he specifically singled out dr. rachel levine, who was the leader of the health service there in pennsylvania and is now on a national level, very high ranking four-star officer in the public health service who is transgender. so what michael smerconish said
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he was glad but is we were going to see and hear mastriano after a while of shutting out the press. david urban, another of our brethren from pennsylvania was hoping he would maybe signal a shift more toward the middle. that's not going to happen. >> the key to making the shift from a primary to a general election successfully in a purple state like pennsylvania, a swing state, is that you're able to win the primary, emerge from it largely unscathed and then make the pivot to a general election. and he didn't do that tonight. i mean, that speech was the same speech he would have given in the primary and that he has given. you're not talking about inflation, which is the democrats' weakest issues, you're not talking about a lot of the core things that i think republicans think will be most potent.
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instead it's all of the same things -- maybe it's abortion but it's really the election, covid denialism, anti-vaccine, politics, crt, you name it. >> things we need to understand when it comes to state senator mastriano, he does not believe he is just running a campaign, he believes he is quite literally on a crusade and his opponents are not just opponents, they are evil, which is an important thing that is going to be part of the debate and discussion as voters decide who they want to lead the commonwealth of pennsylvania in november. we are right now waiting to learn the winner of the senate race in pennsylvania and find out how madison hawthorne fares ahead. we have a lot more ahead after the break. when it comes to longevity, who has the highest percentage of its vehicles still on the road after ten years? subaru.
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mehmet oz. kathy barnette with 23.5 of the vote. right now david mccormick remains in the lead. let's go to the pennsylvania house race where madison cawthorn remains in second place. and state senator is up by more than 1,500 votes. diane, what's happening inside the cawthorn camp? there's still 5 or 6% of the votes out there. what is the campaign saying?
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>> reporter: things are shutting down here, jake. madison cawthorn went home after addressing supporters saying he sp sp plans to fight on for his community. it has been an uphill battle for him all night. this is what he said to supporters just a few moments ago. >> you know what, the thing that i love about president trump is that when you get your back pushed up the wall, i found that most people in politics if it's not politically expedient to them, they'll turn their back on you. no matter what you're facing, donald trump has your back to the end. >> madison cawthorn had the lead
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but we know of all the controversies that have plagued him and up against plenty of pressure and cash, including republican thom tillis. i'm told by the spokesperson for the campaign that madison cawthorn has conceded the race. so he will be a one-term congressman. he has called state senator chuck edwards and conceded that race. edwards had the support of most of the major politicians and republicans here in the state of north carolina, including u.s. senator thom tillis, who put quite a bit of effort into actively campaigning for him. edwards told me when i spoke with him about this race that he considers himself just as conservative, just as trump aligned, just less embarrassing. he said he plans to be more present within the district than
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he said cawthorn was and that he planned to just get to work and not chase the limelight. those are the reasons why he said he felt like he should stay in the race. one more thing here, jake, i don't think and according to chuck edward, he would have even been in this race to start with if cawcawthorn had not switched districts. when the lines were redrawn, he came back to his old district who had a much larger field vying for an open seat. he said he didn't think he would go up against an incumbent because hives a good republican but at that point he said too much had happened and he wanted to stay in the race because of that sort of abandonment. but madison cawthorn conceding that race to chuck edward, who
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will likely be the republican nominee for the 11th district of north carolina. >> diane gallagher, a fascinating turn of events in north carolina, congressman cawthorn conceding defense to state senator edwards who defeated him. dana and abby, i think it's fair to say this victory would not have happened for state senator edwards if senator thom tillis, who is an incumbent republican senator, had not pushed for edwards to run, supported edwards to runs are publicly come out against the embarrassments, the scandals, too many to list really in the evening we have together that madison cawthorn has brought in
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just two years in congress. i saw a conservative republican commentator saying on social media earlier that is what the republican needs, that kind of leadership that senator tillis demonstrated, which is this is somebody who is not good for the republican party, not good for the citizens of the 11th congressional district, in his point of view, i'm going to do something to change it. >> you know, jake and abby, that the kind of state that senator tillis made about madison cawthorn would have been complete unanimity just a few years ago with madison would not have even felt he could stay on the ballot. he had the endorsement, tepid as it was, he had the endorsement of donald trump. this is a man who has what calderon of crazy, of things this he has done, where he has one after another incidents
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where it has to do with a gun at the airport, orgies, drugs. you name it, he has done it to the point where i believe it was richard burr, the retiring senator, said that he is so embarrassing that it just a day that end with why he's embarrassing the republicans of north carolina and the united states congress. and this is a republican. >> yeah. both of the -- i mean, really madison cawthorn made it very easy for republicans to unite against him. you know there was unity against him because in the run-up to this race, pretty much everything you can think of that was negative about cawthorn came out, photos of him in women's lingerie, videos of him doing seemingly sexually explicit
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things. he had to explain away all of those things but it was evidence toward the force being put getting him out of this race. he was outspent significantly. thom tillis put his money where his mouth was. there's a reason this is not going to happen when it comes to other issues among republicans. people like thom tillis, they could get madison cawthorn out. he's a 20-something-year-old new member of congress who made a lot of mistakes. as it goes, that's one of the easier things to kind of put why are foot down on. i don't think you're going to see this kind of effort being made on other issues. republicans are not necessarily going to go up against, you know, marjorie taylor green or others who are kind of in the same vein. they are all shows in a lot of way, all about the media, about the tweets and retweets but they're not going to go up against those individuals. it's a very did different
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dynamic. madison cawthorn just made it really easy for them. >> what appeared to be the final straw for republicans in the senate and in north carolina and in the house when it came to congressman cawthorn was not his lies or insurrection, the allegations of sexual misconduct in college, it appeared to be when he went on a podcast saying congressmen in washington d.c. did drugs and had an orgy, it was him impugning them, not anything he did that physically harmed other people. >> that's right. and then he tried to walk that back, which we're told me did with mccarthy.
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>> what do you think that happens to him now? >> i doubt he goes away. i'm sure he'll become a fixture in the far right media. perhaps the most honorable thing he did in office to tonight to call and concede. i was surprised to hear he so quickly made that concession. he was such a big booster of big lie and the election was stolen. he had his plethora of scandals, on the bad side of republican leadership. i worked in new york's 11th district for years. his district office was closed most of the time. he wasn't doing case work or consistent work. these are people who need help new hampshire gating medicare or veterans benefits. he wasn't doing the real work of being a congressman and on top of that was an embarrassment. >> do you think he bought in, once he sort of got -- not that the lights of washington are particularly bright, but that it
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kind of went to his head? if you forget about your district, you forget about the people who got you there. >> and he was co-opted by the marjorie green and -- >> i would also add that madison cawthorn is a kid. a lot of people make mistakes when they're younger in life than they regret afterwards. we haven't seen the last of him yet. >> hopefully we see less of him. >> he is now a right-wing celebrity. with everything you said about him, he still came in number two. he came in number two! who voted for this? come on. >> that's my point. he's a popular guy. don't write him off yet. >> anyway, i think that i was going to be very, very concerned if you could do the kind of
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stuff he did, tell the kind of lies he told and be rewarded for it. i think it's good that he gets a chance to maybe go home and get himself back together. you've not heard the last of him but he needs to take a break, get some help and they need some good government in north carolina. >> president trump asked voters to give him a sek chance. >> that's my point. he's a young guy. north carolina is a big state and don't count him out running again for something else in the state of north carolina. >> it is ia notable loss for th former president. if that didn't put him over the edge, it shows perhaps support is waning. >> trump, there are times he can be loyal and times he's not. think about mike pence. people who have thrown themselves on hand grenades for
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the guy, who he completely threw under the bus and he picked this young man who clearly needs help -- i think sometimes i don't understand. >> or lou barletta, an early supporter of trump and didn't get the endorsement. >> i don't understand the rationale. >> with more than half of the votes in in pennsylvania, will we be able to make a projection any time soon? we'll find out straight ahead. air wick. connect to nature. pre-rinsing your dishes? you could be using the wrong detergent. and wasting up to 20 gallons of water. skip the rinse with finish quantum. its activelift technology provides an unbeatable clean
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it's election night in america. look at this nail biter in the senate republican primary in pennsylvania. former hedge fund manager dave mccormick still in the lead with 32% of the vote, 3,388 votes ahead of mehmet oz. kathy barnette with 23.7%. let's go to john king at the magic wall. john, what is going on here? first of all, obviously the barnette surge at least as of now has not brought her to the competitive race we thought she was at. where are the votes coming in
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from? >> that could be the case, jake. maybe she peaked too soon. both mccormick and oz turned on her when they realized she was a threat. we still have a little more than a third of the votes to count. the deep red is mccormick carrying in a lot of territories that donald trump led in. it's gone from about 6,000, up to about 8,500 in the last hour or so and more and more votes come in. number one, what's missing? what votes have not been counted? we're about 64% statewide. i just want to move this back to about 72%, 73%. so these counties have reported 73% or less of the vote, meaning there's more votes to be counted. a lot of them are over here in the more populous part of the state, especially around philadelphia. you do see some counties out
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here. beside eerie county, most of the counties you're seeing in the west have a very small population. let me bring this back to the full map. what else do you see in this map? the reason mccormick is so competitive is he's doing well everywhere. this is oz's color pink, barnette is yellow. in these counties trump carried, dave mccormick is more than carrying his own. let's come up through here. look at rural counties. that is donald trump's strength in all of these big states. rural america was the backbone of trump support. look at dave mccormick. he's doing well.
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a few votes here, a few votes there make a difference. mccormick holding his own in the rural counties. let's look at the suburban counties. in washington pennsylvania, allegheny county, the suburbs around pittsburgh, more of a split verdict, barnette is doing well in montgomery county. everywhere you are look, mccormick holding his own in the rural part of the states and suburbs. strong in trump country, strong in traditional country, strong in the east and west. we talked about butler county a lot in 20. this is where he thought he would come back. he lost to joe biden in pennsylvania but he thought he would come back. you're seeing this in trump country, pennsylvania. mccormick on top and 54%, that's one in butler county. more over to clarion county,
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same thing. mccormick leading, a smaller county. here barnette is second and oz is third. mccormick leading the other two, second or third flipping back and forth and splitting the vote. two-thirds of the vote counted in pennsylvania, it's down to 6,473. it's not a huge lead but it has held up for some time. >> i have another question about the senate race. dr. oz is still in a very close second place and with so many votes remaining to be counted, who knows what's going to happen. he obviously is the trump-endorsed candidate. your argument about mccormick, how he's been able to get to the successf successful place right this minute, and that all could change, what about dr. oz. tell us where he's done well and should have been doing better, in your view. >> look at the trump counties,
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the 2020 trump counties where oz is winning. he's doing okay. you see the pink oz here. he's doing okay in some of the trump counties. so dr. oz has donald trump's endorsement. he's winning some here but not winning certainly a plurality. it hasn't been automatic. that's because of barnett's strengths, even in places where mccormick is winning. this is the full place. one place where oz is doing well is in philadelphia. philadelphia is a democratic bastion. there are not a ton of republicans there but it is a major population center. if you look now, 67% of the vote. this is both a blessing and a curse for dr. oz. there are more votes to be counted in a democratic city still but they're up to 67%. this is the biggest surprise here. his headquarters is in bucks county tonight, he's getting 28% of the vote and this is where
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the people live, 30% of the people. in montgomery county, oz is running third. in chester county, second. and they're splitting the vote in a lot of places and mccormick who in this race you would call the more mainstream republican, 31.7 to 31.2. down to 5,100 now, excuse me. >> the vote is not over but it does appear if this were to hold, it's possible that barnette is the one who prevented oz from passing dave mccormick because mccormick and oz were in a real dog fight and then barnette had her surge. it's possible she took some of the trump votes away from oz. i'm just hypothesizing here.
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>> pick one of these counties out here in western pennsylvania randomly. 32%. and 32 and 23. 55 right there. you'll just going back to 2020. this is a 70%, 68% trump county. if there was an automatic transfer to the senate candidate you would see oz doing well and they are splitting the more maga vote, i'm not sure what the right words are anymore, dave mccormick in many counties is leading right now, up to 68% of the vote. pennsylvania is always close, whether we're talking about competitive primaries or general elections but this is a map if you're in mccormick headquarters, you are impressed by your strength here but especially your strength in the rural parts. >> there's still more than 30% of the vote to count and mccormick is only up by .5%,
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half what percentage point, so really anything could happen. let's look at the governor's race, if we can. we're talking about a how close the race for senate is. it was not particularly close in the gubernatorial primary on the republican side for mastriano. he ran away with it. there you're saying why didn't the trump endorsement do for oz what it did for mastriano. mastriano, a state senator, has the history in the state. part of the criticism of oz and mccormick is they were relative newcomers or returning here. look at the conversation earlier about why do people view mastriano as such a potentially weak candidate in is trump country. come east.
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before lou barletta, look down here. a republican candidate does not have to win the philadelphia suburbs to win statewide in pennsylvania but the republican candidate has to be competitive in the philadelphia suburbs. he cannot get blown out like donald trump with joe biden. this is mcswain running first and mastriano running third. go to bucks county, mastriano winning but narrowly. in these other suburban counties, he's third here, second here in chester county and you move here to delaware county, he is third again. if you look at it there, if you're the republican candidate in november, you have to be more competitive in the philadelphia suburbs. if you're a reb looking at this map tonight or if you're the shapiro campaign looking at this map tonight, 30% of the state's
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population lives right here in this southeastern corner of the state. doug mastriano as of tonight is very weak in that part of the state. a lot think in terms of the governor's race here, leaning d. we go on from here. >> trump's endorsement was mastriano came very late. he's been on the oz train for a long, long time. he recently endorsed mastriano sensing he was going to win. we're seeing more results come in from pennsylvania and the senate race that still remains unknown at this hour. and out west, a significant test of president biden's political clout and a rare endorsement in a primary. we're back in a moment. stay with us. ♪ and power... ...is a very good thing. ♪
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it's election night in america. look at these votes. former hedge fund manager dave mccormick at 31.6% just with narrow lead of 3,472 votes ahead of mehmet oz. that margin has been narrowing with kathy barnette. it really could be anyone's race. mccormick just barely ahead of mehmet oz. in idaho, we're keeping track of the run for governor. brad little is being challenged
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by governor mc geachina. in oregon, house races are testing the left versus secentr dynamic. we're awaiting the first results from oregon and idaho after polling places close just minutes from now. now back to one of the most critical races of the night, the republican primary for governor in pennsylvania. let's go to the pittsburgh campaign headquarters of candidate dave mccormick. mccormick is holding on to a very narrow lead.
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what does the campaign have to say? >> yeah, it is getting smaller and smaller, as you noted but advisers who are huddled watching these results, they are still cautiously optimistic. they are looking at the trend lines of the map and like what they are seeing. they are overperforming in areas they blo believe oz was doing gg forward. they thought oz would get that trump effect, that boost. they are remaining cautiously oct optimistic. they believe there will be a lot of information once the philadelphia votes come in. here the election part just keeps getting louder and louder. they're having a very good time and enjoying those numbers coming in.
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>> all right, kirsten, thanks so much. let's go to jeff zeleny in newtown, pennsylvania, just outside of philly. does the oz campaign think they can pull ahead with the remaining votes left to be counted? >> in an answer, yes, they do. supporters are subtlettling in a long night. jake, this race is ending as it began and as it has unfolded for the last several months, in bitter tv ads, in duelling debates. this is now a two-man race between dave mccormick and dr. mehmet oz. and kathy barnette is not within striking distance but is
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performing well in the race. the oz campaign is still quite confident and one reason why, election day voting. the mccormick campaign appears to have done better on early voter and the oz election day voting and the endorsement from the former president is keeping them in the hunt and very optimistic tonight. >> let's go to john king at the magic wall. john, there is still lots of votes to be counted. mccormick with a razor thin lead, just 0.3% of the vote. where are you waiting for votes to come from? >> you're looking everywhere but the bulk of the outstanding votes are here where more people live in the southeastern corner of the state. the surprise for david mccormick is in rural counties, dave mccormick holding his own. you see 99% there. very competitive county. most of the votes are counted.
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here a much smaller county. where are most of the votes out? come east to the southeast and you'll see what jeff zeleny was just talking about. but dr. oz is leading here so more votes coming in, he hopes, to build up on that. oz is leading where his campaign headquarters is tonight in bucks county. only 37% of the votes counted there, the third largest county of pennsylvania. this is why the oz campaign says and it's almost impossible to mathematically pull off a comeback. but can she be impactful? dave mccormick running third over in, but county. as we watch the rest of the map come in, this is where the bulk of the votes are.
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a small smattering of votes here. that was 8,000 not long ago. a lot of math to do in a very tight contested race. >> voting is about to end in idaho and oregon. this bring new tests to the endorsement power of president biden. >> brad little is facing off against mcgeachin. anderson. >> jake, thanks very much. let's go back to washington. look at the close race between
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david mccormick. mehmet oz with 31.2%. it seems clear that kathy barnette has taken votes from mehmet oz. >> yes. i'm curious to hear from david why it is you think in some of these color counties where we thought mccormick was going to do better, oz seems to be doing better. >> in bucks county. >> i think that his appeal is a little bit mixed. he's be propelled by the trump folks, he's ldalso a television personal. they've been attacking him for being too moderate.
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it's a mix of those things. getting back to the other issues and you look at these rural counties and john king is saying mccormick's doing better than expected. he's getting 30, 32, 33% of that vote. and kathy barnette is taking some of that trump vote away from the oz counting. >> do you think the fact that mccormick was attacking oz and saying he wasn't conservative enough might -- on issues like apportion, on guns, on -- >> it's not 31.2%. >> one things we haven't talked about tonight about oz is the people and i guess this is mccormick, too, but people don't
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think he's really of the state. and they kind of look at oz and they say you're a carpet bagger. i know that mccormick lived in connecticut, et cetera. but they look at oz and say you're foreign to me. >> he can still win this race, though. >> they're 1,700 votes apart now. >> and there is a recount provision. >> there are significant counties that could be for mccormick. but this is clearly going to be a very, very close race. and i don't think anybody can, you know, obviously we're not calling it. i don't know that anybody on either side knows exactly how this is going. she's made this -- >> this goes back to the point that was being made earlier that the actual election day vote is favoring oz. to that you may have to give credit to trump, who is doing
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robo calls and also the voters who followed trump are the least likely to be using mail and voting early. they're most likely to be participating -- >> first it was 500 be and thoun 1,500. >> some of this has relevance. mccomic sold us out to china. he's these voters listened to donald trump. in the end the irony of all of this is that a card carrying trump supporter who went to january 6th could end up defeating his own candidate, helping to defet his own candidate, which is of course something he didn't want. but it is an irony. >> there are two things that we whether this thing falls on one side or another has huge
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national consequences. i mean, mitch mcconnell i'm sure and chuck schumer are i'm sure are both watching this race very, very closely. because pennsylvania could be the state that tips the senate one way or another and mccormick i think is widely viewed as a better john election candidates for the republicans than either of the others. the it would be a defeat for trump but it is still true that every candidate in some for or fashion was general u flekting to trump and that two-thirds of the vote would either -- or close to two-thirds of the vote will be oz and kathy barnete. so trump. >> let's go back to wolf in pennsylvania. all right, guys.
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let talk a little bit -- look at how close this is, michael, this race between mccormick and oz. it's about as close as it could be right now. either candidate could eventually to oz's 31.3%. it's extremely, extreme lip close. what do you think in. >> i'm interested in the fact that barnet lost her momentum. coming into the home stretch of this election, it showed it to be a three-way race. mastianio wins by nearly i thought maybe he would provide a coattail for barnett because a that turned out not to be the case owe i about i know how it
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goes. >> 23% of the vote is still out. >> it is worth underscoring that the number for mastianio and the governor's race, he's winning with 40-plus percent of the vote. barn yet is at 24%. as we look ahead here, there are a the lot of democrats watching this race really on edge, now that they've selected john federman as we were watching this unfold, i think the democrats want to run against memberet oz -- >> absolutely. mccormick is a ma traditional general election candidate. they would have loved barn yet, by the way but they would rather. >> and it's still very, very close we should know fairly soon, who is going to be the.
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>> depending on how close this ends up being, we could be in rekound territory here. this could be something that drags on for quite some time. the implications for drft, david axel rod is making the point, no matter what, trumpism is alive and well here in pennsylvania. he really did put a lot on the line here for memberet odd. i thought it was a shock that he decided to go in for that's why he went back for mastiano, i feet he'll lay claim to that point. he doesn't want to go 1-1 in the commonwealth. >> you do think it's a stronger potential candidate than the democrat federman. >> i do. some who is known him for a
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unlick i expect that if mccormick doesn't get a chance to make a beef tonight, highly teller when i was on the ground here earlier this week. you couldn't be turn on the tv without being bombarded. we saw the whole basically republican senate race playing out before it claimed our ice. even though he didn't actually have thein it seems very clear he can easily pivot back to being the kind of potentially produce collection. pat toomey is very much in that mold. the retiring senator from pennsylvania. he didn't want to have a proom.
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>> like an arlen specter? >> modern doesn't mean what it used to be, wolf. >> establishment. >> sure. think tom page, think arlin specter, but a this is a primary. the general is going to be totally different. >> it going to be in november. so between now and then there's several months to go. >> we toched on this in many ways peps a you sort of have all
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and this race is the senate republican prime rip right now in pennsylvania. we're watching every vote as the gop senate trialry in pennsylvania keeps getting, look at this, closer and closer. the big question right now, will dr. memmet oz move into the lead? our special coverage will continue. welcome to allstate where the safer you drive, the more you save like rachel here how am i looking? looking good! the most cautious driver we got am i there? no keep going how's that? i'll say when now? is that good? lots of cars have backup cameras now you know those are for amateurs there we go like a glove, girl (phone chimes) safe driving and drivewise can save you 40% with allstate click or call for a quote today
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31.4% over memberyea -- this is just a 0.2 percentage points difference. just 1,700 of david campaign finance reformic ahead with dr. oz approximately stip 121% of the raur. >>, and he has 66.1% of the vote over the lut nen governor, janice mcgeean. that's only with 4. >> j.t.: this is a democratic. >> with the 99% of the vote in, 40 votes ahead of steve irwin,
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who is nor of an dent some of that will are perhaps a member of the squad where she'd ultimately win this. right now beating the more establishment steve irwin, an emand the aggressive is ahead of rekuk list 33.. still jamie mccloud skinner up more than 65% offer if. the votes are still being counted in our gone, but dan and rabih,y last taste ronnin it
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look as though progressives and the democratic party are having a good night but let us go back to the glorious commonwealth of washington. right now it is so razor thin with mccampaign finance reform ig. >> mostly hear in the southeast. just look at the map. it tells you this is a highly competitive race. but 2,23 votes was dave mccormick's lead, don't as low as 1,700. ery county in the northwest corner of the state it's relatively close now she's in' very con tell but if you watch it play out, number one, we've talked about this before, dave
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mccormick leading in so many of these rural counties. that's happening in part because of what you see happening. he's getting 32%, the other two candidates are splitting the vote in what is trump here's one thing i just want to put on your radar. we're waiting for votes, too. i want to bring up lan kaster but we may not have a final number here for several days. we're told ballpark,000 votes, if and i've been wanting to do for thousands of lure in the old twrm it's not any voter's fault
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or the state county so about 7,000 votes in this one oun e. it by no means he's going to do well for lancaster don'ty. look at this part of the state here. you have tom kounty where is barn yet is leading and some cases this is haem competitive but dr. oz, this is where his headquarters inn to a decent chunk of the votes have yet to be counted on here. again, oz is leading here, bash
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etle this is the third largest county of the state. large -- this is again, the suburban counties, pt fifth largest county in the state. mccormick is leading here and only 15% of the votes in. if you're the mccormick campaign, you say, well, if we kep this up, we're going to get a bunch of votes here. if your -- if you're oz you're saying we picked this for a region. look, we're leading and a lot more votes. which tell you, we have a those three key suburban calder county. >> and it's really fascinating. i blow that pennsylvania goes
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less than one half of 1%. am i right there that. >> in a to ask for recanvassing or see counts. in of these votes, her 2020 -- sorry to i p erase all the therapy that is more than a month to say we need to wait and count. and then the lawyer get involved. >> and then the laughs get involved. of course. the gop race in pennsylvania could potentially flip anthony poem. it's so close, everything to. we'll squeeze in a quick break and be right back. purchases on your discover card.
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they'd take even more. the corporations' own promotional costs, like free bets, taken from the homeless funds. and they'd get a refund on their $100 million license fee, taken from homeless funds, too. these guys didn't write a plan for the homeless. they wrote it for themselves. it's election night in america. we have a key race alert for you now. take a look at the latest out of the republican primary in pennsylvania. dave mccormick is at 31.4% of the vote. mehmet oz 31.2%s are only a 0.2%
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difference. still a nail biter, still anybody's race between mccormick and oz. let's go to the state of idaho where incumbent governor brad little is in a republican primary against his own lieutenant governor. little is at 65.5% of the vote. he is 5,200 votes ahead of janice mcgeachin, the lieutenant governor, with only 65% of the vote in. that's still very, very early. let's go to the headquarters of dr. oz in newtown, pennsylvania, outside of philly. how are oz supporters reacting to this increasingly razor thin close race?
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>> right here outside bucks county, only about half of the votes are counted. but for the oz campaign, they do believe their trajectory over the last several hours, bit by bit, inch by inch is going to pay off in the end. they also are very well versed in the automatic recount rules here in pennsylvania. half a percentage point would trigger an automatic recount. we are not there at that point but both campaigns are thinking about that and discussing that. as for supporters, they are preparing to spend some more time here as the vote come in. there's a possibility that dr. oz himself could come address his supporters. there's a possibility this will not be known this evening. i can say as i look around the room here, the crowd has grown as the hour has gone late and this race is ending and wrapping as it has gone for the last several months in a bitter duel between dr. oz and dave
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mccormick. the conclusion is not certain but we know this race is ending as it has progressed, a multi-million dollar race here, a fight between the two men. again, all eyes on these counties around philadelphia. that's likely where this race will be won or lost, jake. >> only roughly 2,000 votes separate the two men right now. let's go to pittsburgh where we find kristin holmes. what's going on there? >> reporter: we were just told to clear out of the way, the mccormick group was coming out to address the crowd and he wouldn't be taking questions. advisers told us he wouldn't be out until the race was called. they are not yet to say they are worried despite the fact the margin continues to get smaller and smaller. they are looking for delaware county, for more votes in bucks
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county and those lancaster votes might become critical. they are not yet willing to say that they are concerned at all. they still believe the map is trending in their direction. they still maintain that in areas they believed oz was going to outperform them, that they are outperforming him. they believe in the areas that oz was doing well, that is something they expected because of that trump effect. we're currently standing here. everyone has gathered around trying to figure out when exactly he is going to come out and what exactly he is going to say. but if his advisers are any indication, they are still viewing this in a positive light. wait, i'm hearing cheering. oh, here we go. >> dave mccormick! >> reporter: here he comes.
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all right, all right. thank you. thank you all so much. we had a pretty good day today. [ cheers ] >> i want to thank you all so much for your support, for what's happened across pennsylvania today. there's been a huge outpouring of support. we knew it, we felt it on the ground. we knew it was working, we knew our message to take back this country, your message, was resonating with the voters of pennsylvania and they showed us today -- [ no audio ] thank you. thank you for the supporters in this room. it has been an unbelievable outpouring of support. we feel such friendship, we feel such love for the people in this
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room. thank you for everything you've done. we feel incredibly blessed to have you with us so thank you so much. now, we're going to win this campaign. we're going to win this campaign. and tomorrow right now we have tens of thousands of mail-in ballots that have not been counted that are going to need to be counted beginning tomorrow and so that -- unfortunately we're not going to have resolution tonight, but we can see the path ahead, we can see victory ahead and it all because of you. so thank you, pennsylvania. thank you for our great friends and supporters in this audience. we love you. we're going to take back this state. we're going to take back this country and it's because of you. god bless you. god bless pennsylvania and god bless america. thank you so much.
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>> all right, dave mccormick and if his wife looks familiar, that's deana powell former deputy adviser to donald trump. he was saying the obvious we're not going to have resolution in terms of his tight race in pennsylvania. dana and abby, he is correct, we're probably not going to have resolution tonight. last i checked he was up by 2,190 votes, which is 0.2 percentage points of the vote. they still have -- let me look at the chart there. about 83% of the vote has been counted. so that's 17% outstanding. plus of course we have that issue in lancaster county that john king was telling us about earlier in which there seem to have been some tabulation
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issues. there are thousands of votes that have not been counted yet, dana. so dave mccormick saying we're going to win but unfortunately we're not going to have a resolution this evening. >> and i did not, i'm sure you had the same conversation, speak with one republican in pennsylvania or one republican here in washington before tonight who did not say i am not making any guesses. this is anybody's race when it comes to this senate race in pennsylvania. i don't know that they thought it would be this close, but who knows, this is the world in which we're living. and it really does show that they understand this could be, you know, a couple of days, never mind the outstanding ballots that have to be counted. but also the fact that there is an automatic recount if the margin between the top contender and the one below is less than half a percentage point, which
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is very possible given the fact that it's only 2,000 votes separating them right now. >> one thing that i do think is clear based on where we are right now is that a lot of people, even experts in pennsylvania politics, expected that mccormick and oz would kind of, you know, they would both explode, they would blow each other up, leaving a space for ka kathy barnette to rise. instead kathy barnette is making it a little more difficult for oz to break through. the split in the vote is the story here tonight. if mccormick is going to make it out of this night as the winner, it would be because the two trump candidates, trump-endorsed candidate and the one who believes she is the true heir of trump split that vote in a critical way leaving an opening for a candidate who frankly in
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another cycle, another era, would have been the type of republican candidate that you would more typically see from the state of pennsylvania. right now i think oz and mccormick being neck and neck really is kind of the story of this republican party right now. >> and to that point, that's exactly what the mccormick campaign after sort of getting rattled by seeing the late surge of kathy barnett ee, i think bo the oz and mccormick campaigns were caught off guard but they saw that as their opening path, that there would be a split and lane and avenue available to mccormick. what you just heard mccormick say there are tens of thousands to be absentee votes opened and
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counties but given our estimated votes in, there could be 200,000 votes still to be counted across the common wealth. there is a will the yet which one of these guys is going to end up victorious in this race. also i think it's really interesting to hear someone running in a republican primary telling their supporters, hey, wait for the absentee ballots to be counted. that may be our path to victory. that's exactly what donald trump railed against. >> by the way, it's the right thing to do. >> we want all the votes to be counted with some of the vote. we're going to wait for all the votes to be counted, whether it's kathy bar net or mehmet oz.
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hedge fund manager dave mccormick still up 31.3% of the vote for him. he's roughly 22 vote,200 votes of mehmet oz. kathy barnette is at 24.5% of the vote. there is still about 15% of the vote to be counted. a nail biter, really. i want to show you two interesting house democratic primaries going on. in pennsylvania in the 12th congressional district, the pittsburgh area, summer lee, the progressive candidate is up with 41.7% of the vote, about 534 votes ahead of the more establishment and that's a very interesting race and in this at least the results we have as of
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now the progressive hasty feated the more established and democrat being or the incumbent congressman, encorsed by joe p joe biden, the president, in a rare endorsement be shellacked as of right now, only about a third of the vote in. but still, being shell acted who is outside philadelphia at the oz campaign headquarters in newtown, pennsylvania where metmet oz is about to speak to his sporters there. >> we've seen him walk in, jake. let lace i don't know lisa has
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been the rock of gibraltar to me. [ cheers and applause ] >> my kids are all lined up behind me. god bless you all. showing up at every point, filled in the gaps, made thing happen that were otherwise seemingly impossible. so we're not going to have a result tonight. when all the votes are tallied, i am confident we will win. [ cheers and applause ] we are making a ferocious charge but when it's this close, what do you expect. everything about this campaign has been tight. i want to thank my campaign team. they're over here scattered about. they worked tirelessly to put my best foot. i'm a heart surgeon. i want to thank some other
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individuals who are unbelieve by close friends, made a big difference in my life, were always there at every moment. let's start with 45, president trump. president trump after he endorsed me continued to lean in to this race in pennsylvania. he knows all the subtleties of it, he was willing to participate with tele town halls, which was a brilliant idea. he participated in a massive rally out in west moreland county. god bless you, sir, for putting so much effort in this race. it makes me proud. i want to thank sean hannity. when he punches through something, he really punches,
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giving me advice on late-night conversations. there's so many others i can thank. you'll know who you are. mark, perry, carson, crowsen haller. you my parents were recruited to come here and they saw the shining city o on the hill that ronald reagan spoke of. they were incredibly patriotic about our nation. i know many think that that city's a little dim these days, but that's not what i saw when i was campaigning. i looked in the eyes of pennsylvanians as i traveled across this raging forth. all it wanted to be was unleashed. that's why i'm running for the senate, to do just that it's out there, we just have to be able
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to and remind ourselves because we're land of plenty, nothing can hold us back. even bonds that you think are unbreakable, they can be torn away. barriers broken and pushed to the side. we have the we are such a critical part, a bellwether for the country, that when we win the battles here in pennsylvania it reflects on the entire country. so if the soul of pennsylvania's thriving and healthy, so will the soul of the nation. and that's important because when you go around the world people ask you, can you save america, can you make america strong as ever? and i say of course. but why do you care? and they say because when we have issues here we look to america and we wonder, my goodness, if they figured it out, we can figure it out. my friends, we are role model to the world. when our city on the hill is shining bright, others see it
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and they make their cities bright as well. that's why i'm running for the senate. that's why i'll be the next senator for pennsylvania. and that's what i promise we will bring to the united states of america. god bless you all. i'll talk to you later. >> mehmet oz, who is locked in a tight race right now with dave mccormick, saying what mccormick said a few minutes ago, there is not going to be a result, a resolution of this primary race, hard fought, this evening. dana bash and abby phillip, really i wouldn't put any money right now on this race. it really could go either way. there are so many votes left to count and the margin that mccormick has right now is razor thin. 1,980 votes. and shrinking. >> yes. and the fact that the first person that he thanked was donald j. trump. he said 45, the man who did
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endorse dr. oz and did so against the advice of a lot of the former president's advisers. and that's why he was doubling down, tripling down, doing these teletown halls that he was talking about. but it was curious that the second person that he thanked was a conservative personality, a television and radio personality, not the people who voted in pennsylvania. but i think that's very telling as to where and what kind of campaign this is. >> i just want to put in a plug for we don't know about a lot of this because what strikes me about this whole pennsylvania senate situation is that you have a lot of uncertainty being injected in this race. you know, what a fetterman-mccormick match-up is going to look like. what a fetterman-oz match-up is going to look like. when we all talk to people on both sides of the aisle, i think all of them are -- it's anyone's
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guess at this point. there are a lot of factors including oz's celebrity and fetterman's just unconventionality that make this a really interesting race for us to continue to look at. >> and it's important to remember we're going to be having the same conversation in november. this is a battleground state and the democrats see it as one of their best pickup opportunities in the country to try and protect their senate majority. which republican nominee comes out tonight really shapes the contour of that race and we're going to be talking about a really close race then too. >> all right. thanks so much. wolf blitzer in philadelphia, what are you seeing? >> seeing a nail-biter of a contest. anxious to get much michael smerconish and casey hunt's thoughts. >> i said on radio today anyone who says they know which way pennsylvania will end up is lying. and now we know why. who the hell knows? it took four or five days before joe biden was finally proclaimed the victor in the last cycle. maybe we're headed that same way. >> it's -- we know as much -- i
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guess we've got a little bit more information but we're still in exactly the same place where we were when this went in. we knew it was a three-way race. now we know it's a two-man race. this again big picture, important to realize democrats are already talking about how they want to line up against either one of these candidates, and we are going to be having the same conversation in november. >> yeah. it's going to be a lively time indeed between these democrats and these republicans. anderson, back to you. >> wolf thanks very much. david urban, you're a supporter of mccormick. what do you think? >> look, i'm still optimistic we're going to win here at the end of the day. i think the trend -- we saw a trend where mccormick kind of took the lead early but narrowly, and i think that's what's going to play out here over the next 24, 48 hours. those vote totals are going to continue to kind of tally up. they've been running where mccormick ends up on top at the end of the day with no recount. >> but i think where people are really nervous or who's really nervous right now is the former
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president. mccormick had the backing of ted cruz as well as mike pompeo. and if he pulls this off, it proves that you can run without denying the election results, which dave mccormick never did, never supported january 6th. is kind of a mainstream america first republican but without going down those conspiracy theory kind of lanes. so it's very interesting. >> van? >> we'll see. i was very excited to see the progressive summer lee pulling ahead. she had -- she had real opposition from the democratic party establishment as well. and i think you're going to have a star born tonight. summer lee, congressional district 12 in pennsylvania. >> all right. thank you all. don lemon picks up our election coverage next. (vo) when it comes to safety, who has more iihs top safety pick plus awards— the highest level of safety you can earn? subaru. when it comes to longevity, who has the highest percentage of its vehicles still on the road after ten years? subaru.
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