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Here are the endorsements in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race

Update for Sept. 22, 2022.

Democratic Senate candidate Lt. Gov. John Fetterman and Republican Senate candidate Mehmet Oz.

Democratic Senate candidate Lt. Gov. John Fetterman and Republican Senate candidate Mehmet Oz. Nate Smallwood/Stephanie Keith via Getty Images

Pennsylvania’s 2022 U.S. Senate race is one of the most competitive elections in the country and could help determine control of the Senate following this year’s midterm elections. In the Keystone State, Democrat John Fetterman and Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz are facing off in a high-profile contest that has captured the country and will undoubtedly have national implications.

Endorsements can help signal to voters where a candidate stands on the issues, while also underscoring the type of support each candidate has. We’ve put together a list of the most current endorsements in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race compiled from a combination of press releases, social media posts and candidate websites. 

Note: New endorsements are denoted in bold.

Democrats

John Fetterman, lieutenant governor

Labor: Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, United Steelworkers District 10, UFCW Local 1776, Pennsylvania Postal Workers Union, AFSCME District Council 47, Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, SEIU Pennsylvania State Council, Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters, AFSCME Council 13, Pennsylvania State Education Association, Central Pennsylvania Building & Construction Trades, Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals, Pennsylvania Building and Construction Trades Council

Organizations: NORML PAC, United Rural Democrats, Democratic Lieutenant Governors Association, The Philadelphia Tribune, End Citizens United / Let America Vote, League of Conservation Voters Action Fund, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Council for a Livable World, Steel City Stonewall Democrats, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Giffords PAC, Human Rights Campaign, Ricky’s Pride PAC, Clean Water Action, Common Defense, Force Multiplier, Foreign Policy for America, Indivisible, J Street, Jewish Democratic Council of America, Keep Families Afloat, Everytown for Gun Safety / Moms Demand Action, National Resource Defense Council, NextGen PAC, No Dem Left Behind PAC, Occupy Democrats, Peace Action, Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents, Swing Left, Tuesdays With Toomey, United Rural Democrats, Voters of Tomorrow

Public figures: President Joe Biden, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, U.S. Reps. Madeleine Dean, Chrissy Houlahan, Mary Gay Scanlon and Susan Wild; state Sen. Sharif Street, state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, Scranton Mayor Paige Gebhardt Cognetti, Montgomery County Commissioner Dr. Val Arkoosh, Lansdale Mayor Garry Herbert, Rankin Mayor Joelisa McDonald, Braddock Mayor Delia Lennon-Winstead, Braddock Council members Rob Parker and Dee Scales, Adams County Commissioner Marty Qually, Chalfont Council member Mitchell Meyerson, Clearfield County Commissioner Dave Glass, Clarion Area School District Board Directors Braxton White and Sara Robertson, East Brady Borough Council member Barbara Mortimer, Pennsylvania Democratic State Committeeperson Stephanie White, Upper Darby Mayor Barbarann Keffer, former Warren City Council member Doug Hearn, and former Centennial School Board Director Jon Panofsky

Dr. Mehmet Oz, celebrity physician and cardiothoracic surgeon

Labor: Pennsylvania State Lodge Fraternal Order of PoliceOrganizations: The Republican Jewish Coalition, Pennsylvania Sheriffs' Association Action PAC

Public figures: Former President Donald Trump, Fox News host Sean Hannity, former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, radio host John Fredericks, musician Ted Nugent, author and U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Vance, former U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, former U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, former Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenellf, former U.S. Ambassador to Denmark Carla Sands, Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity, U.S. Sens. Tim Scott and Kevin Cramer; U.S. Reps. Lloyd Smucker, Fred Keller, Brian Fitzpatrick, Dan Meuser, Glenn “GT” Thompson, Guy Reschenthaler, Scott Perry, John Joyce and Mike Kelly; state Sen. Mike Regan, state Rep. Dan Moul, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, former Senate candidate Dave McCormick, former Senate candidate Jeff Bartos, Continental Resources Chair Harold Hamm, former CEO of the National Wild Turkey Federation Rob KeckThis story will be updated as more endorsements are announced.

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