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SMP Congratulates Senator-Elect John Fetterman on Victory in Pennsylvania

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority PAC (SMP) President JB Poersch released the following statement on John Fetterman’s victory in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race:

“John Fetterman overcame every obstacle thrown his way to win a tough race with courage and grace. In doing so, John has shown Pennsylvanians who know what it feels like to get knocked down that he’s the leader they need in the Senate — and that he will fight like hell to ensure that no community across the Commonwealth is left behind.”

“Our significant investment in Pennsylvania helped to level the playing field against a wealthy, self-financing opponent, and a torrent of false GOP attack ads from Mitch McConnell. Through strategic, sustained communications, Democrats successfully defined our opponent early, before he could define himself, and baked in his negative image with voters. We’re incredibly proud of the role we played in helping to win this indispensable seat—and we’re glad that Pennsylvanians will be represented by a Senator who is actually from Pennsylvania.”

For Background Purposes — SMP’s 2022 Investments in Pennsylvania:

  • SMP invested over $58 million in paid communications in the Pennsylvania Senate race, including television, radio, and digital advertising.
  • Our paid media program in Pennsylvania started earlier than ever: SMP was one of the first outside groups on the airwaves in Pennsylvania, beginning in early August 2022, ensuring that Democrats successfully defined our opponent early on.
  • As the top Democratic outside spender on the airwaves, SMP drew a sharp contrast between John Fetterman’s leadership and our opponent’s self-serving record, while continuing to relentlessly remind voters of the stakes of this election.

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