Democrats point to McCormick as the biggest threat in the Pennsylvania Senate race

Democrats have signaled that they are most concerned about facing businessman Dave McCormick in the US Senate race in Pennsylvania, based on recent attacks by the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee (DSCC).

McCormick is currently tied statistically with celebrity physician Mehmet Oz and Kathy Barnette in the Republican primary for the Pennsylvania Senate, according to recent polls.

DSCC’s latest attack tweeted on Friday criticizes McCormick for his work with the administration of former President George W. Bush. Senate Democrats painted McCormick as a “rich Wall Street informant” seeking to destroy Social Security.

On the other hand, Democrats are reportedly “sailing at the prospect” of running against Barnette in the general election. Similarly, the Democrats would see no problem with Oz, as they have indicated they would use his ties to Turkey against him in the general election.

Mehmet Oz participates in a forum for Republican candidates for the US Senate from Pennsylvania at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference in Camp Hill, Pa., on April 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

If the number of tweets devoted to attacking candidates is any indication, Democrats will likely see McCormick as their biggest threat in November.

DSCC has always tweeted attacks on McCormick and his campaign since March. Most of his attacks accuse him of being a “fraud” or a “subcontractor.”

By comparison, DSCC only has tweeted over Oz three times since early 2022, two of them sent in early January.

In addition, the Twitter account of the Senate Democrats has done no mention of Barnette or her campaign, lending credence to reports that Democrats aren’t afraid to take on her in the general election.

Although Democrats are apparently more concerned about McCormick, former President Donald Trump believes that Oz is the candidate “most capable of winning the general election against a radical left Democrat.”

Republican voters in Pennsylvania will decide which candidate to send to the general election when the primary is held on Tuesday, May 17.

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