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Fact-check of the Pennsylvania U.S. Senate debate between John Fetterman and Mehmet Oz

  • Jeremy Long

Republican US Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz and his democratic opponent Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman squared off in their only scheduled face-to-face debate on Tuesday.

Fetterman and  Oz debated for one hour to convince voters that they should replace U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey in Washington, D.C.

WITF’s Democracy Beat reporter Robby Brod and WHYY’s Kenny Cooper-fact checked the candidates during the debate.

Coverage of the debate was in partnership with America Amplified, a CPB-funded initiative to support community engaged journalism in public media.

Fact-checking Dr. Oz’s claims:


Fact-checking John Fetterman’s claims: 



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