What they’re saying about Highlight PA’s Democratic and Republican U.S. Senate debates

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Harrisburg, Pa. — 9 individuals who wish to be Pennsylvania’s subsequent U.S. senator gathered at two separate debates hosted by Highlight PA and its founding companions this week.

The 4 Democrats operating for his or her get together’s nomination gathered Monday at Dickinson Faculty in Carlisle, whereas 5 of the seven Republicans vying for the GOP nod appeared the next night.

Right here’s a roundup of protection of the debates from information retailers across the state:

U.S. Senate candidates, from left: Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, Jenkintown Borough Councilmember Alex Khalil, and U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb at Dickinson Faculty.

Democratic U.S. Senate debate

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Candidates in attendance: John Fetterman, Malcolm Kenyatta, Alexandria Khalil, and Conor Lamb

Publish-Gazette: “In a debate packed wall-to-wall with substantial coverage discussions and clear, outlined contrasts between the Democratic contenders for U.S. Senate, there was a second that delivered to gentle the important thing factors of competition on this race…” Learn extra.

Inquirer: “… whereas there have been areas of coverage settlement, there have been additionally clashes because the candidates tried at occasions to keep away from being boxed in to taking stands.” Learn extra.

PennLive: “At Monday’s debate between the Democratic candidates looking for the get together’s nomination for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat, actual variations emerged on a listing of points.” Learn extra.

WGAL: “The candidates lined a spread of points from crime and weapons, to abortion rights. They have been additionally requested about including justices to the U.S. Supreme Courtroom.” Learn extra.


Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, from left: Kathy Barnette, Jeff Bartos, George Bochetto, Sean Gale, and Carla Sands at Dickinson Faculty.

Republican U.S. Senate debate

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Candidates in attendance: Kathy Barnette, Jeff Bartos, Carla Sands, George Bochetto, and Sean Gale

Candidates not in attendance: Dave McCormick and Mehmet Oz

Inquirer: “Whereas the candidates squabbled over their conservative credentials, they have been largely in settlement on main points like vitality, taxes, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.” Learn extra.

PennLive: “However with large spenders David McCormick and Dr. Mehmet Oz off-stage, Tuesday’s ‘Highlight on Pennsylvania’ debate among the many 5 different candidates on the Republican Celebration’s U.S. Senate main poll had a golden probability to do exactly that.” Learn extra.

TribLIVE: “The talk was chaotic in nature, with most candidates dodging moderators’ questions, as an alternative talking out about alleged voter fraud and criticizing different candidates.” Learn extra.

WITF: “Republican Senate candidates all say enhancing voter identification guidelines on the federal degree is vital to preserving U.S. elections free and honest.” Learn extra.

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