“Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate Kathy Barnette now appears to be running neck and neck with the two big-spending front-runners, Mehmet Oz and David McCormick, just days before the May 17 primary”
In the Pennsylvania Republican primary for the Senate, most of the attention has gone to Dr. Mehmet Oz, who has been endorsed by Donald Trump. But another candidate is rapidly approaching from behind.
Kathy Barnette is a conservative military veteran who has worked as a political commentator and her campaign is catching fire at just the right time to potentially surprise everyone.
Barnette grew up in poverty on a pig farm in Alabama and worked her way up to a successful career.
You can tell she poses a threat to the establishment just from this headline at Politico:
‘Ultra-MAGA’ longshot roars into contention in key Senate race
Kathy Barnette has been outspent 358-to-1 on TV in Pennsylvania’s GOP primary for the Senate. She hasn’t run for statewide office before. She doesn’t have former President Donald Trump’s endorsement.
But the ultra-MAGA commentator is surging in the polls anyway in the final weeks of one of the most expensive and closely watched races in the country.
Barnette’s unlikely — and, to some, unbelievable — rise has turned heads in political circles across the state because it defies political logic. Just two years ago, she lost a House bid in the Philadelphia suburbs by a wide margin. This time around, her opponents Mehmet Oz and David McCormick have spent $12.4 million and $11.4 million on television commercials, respectively, according to the ad-tracking firm AdImpact. Other candidates and outside groups have bankrolled $25 million more in spots. Oz has also won a highly sought-after nod from Trump.
Barnette, on the other hand, has spent a paltry $137,000 on TV.
“Barnette’s apparent rise is surprising just because of the lack of notoriety or resources compared to some of the other candidates in that race,” said Brian Nutt, a Pennsylvania-based Republican strategist who is not working for a candidate in the contest.
A turning point for Barnette’s campaign came during the last debate when she revealed that she is pro-life and is herself the byproduct of rape.
Watch the clip below:
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) May 5, 2022
She goes into more detail in this campaign ad:
It’s no wonder why conservatives are gravitating to her, given her sincerity.
The Philadelphia Inquirer is now reporting that she is a top tier candidate:
Kathy Barnette is neck and neck with Oz and McCormick in the Pa. Senate race, poll says
Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate Kathy Barnette now appears to be running neck and neck with the two big-spending front-runners, Mehmet Oz and David McCormick, just days before the May 17 primary, according to a new poll.
Barnette, a conservative commentator who has run a tireless campaign on a shoestring budget, had the support of 23.2% of likely GOP voters in the survey released late Sunday by the Republican Trafalgar Group. That put her right alongside Oz (24.5%) and McCormick (21.6%). Factoring in a margin of error of 3 percentage points, the poll suggests the candidates are effectively tied.
The results are similar to a Trafalgar poll in April, adding to the evidence that Barnette has emerged as the likely alternative to her ultra-wealthy rivals Oz and McCormick.
— Robert C. Cahaly (@RobertCahaly) May 9, 2022
Another poll supports this:
— Will DiBugno (@DCLongIslander) May 10, 2022
If you doubt that the establishment is worried about her, just as she is surging in polls, editors of the notoriously liberal site Wikipedia deleted her page:
When they cancel me, they’re cancelling you.
Wikipedia just pulled my page down with a week left to go in the election.
No one said this would be easy. They don’t like giving up power.
They forget that the true power is with the people, though. pic.twitter.com/jKN6drK6sX
— Kathy Barnette (@Kathy4Truth) May 10, 2022
If Barnette wins this primary, it will be an explosive turn of events and based on the polling, it could happen.
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