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Fetterman Concedes a ‘Bad Day’ at Debate but Says Oz Did Worse

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John Fetterman
John FettermanPhotographer: Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo

Democrat John Fetterman said that his rocky showing at Tuesday night’s Pennsylvania Senate debate “wasn’t exactly easy” but insisted Wednesday that he got the best of his Republican rival, Mehmet Oz, despite his stumbles.

“I knew it wasn’t going to be easy after, you know, having a stroke after five months,” he told a crowd in Pittsburgh Wednesday night at a rally headlined by musician Dave Matthews. “In fact, I don’t think that’s ever been done before in American political history before, actually.”