And we’re back with Broad + Liberty’s Candidate Spotlight Series! Each week, we reach out to candidates all across the Commonwealth up for election to public office — an equal number of Democrats and Republicans; incumbents and challengers. We ask one question per week about public policy pressing to you. Those who choose to respond will have their answers shared on our website by race every Wednesday through Sunday.
Today, we are spotlighting our senatorial candidates’ responses to our fourth question. Join us later in the week for the remainder of our responses from candidates all across Pennsylvania!
This week’s question: The cost of gas and groceries have risen significantly for PA families. What are your specific plans to lower these prices? Will you encourage our state’s energy production to lower the cost of shipment for products on which our economy depends?
Mehmet Oz (R)
Rising energy costs are the number one driver of inflation, eating away at Americans’ income and discouraging economic growth. Yet, Joe Biden and John Fetterman have launched an attack on American energy, forcing us to become reliant on our adversaries around the globe. John Fetterman called for canceling the Keystone Pipeline and called fracking a “stain on Pennsylvania.”
We need to unleash the power of American energy, not go overseas begging for energy from our adversaries. I will support an all-of-the-above energy strategy that will help restore America’s energy dominance. I will fight for a regulatory environment that allows Pennsylvania to safely and efficiently extract natural gas from underneath our feet. Pennsylvania has enough natural gas underneath our feet to power the whole country for more than 200 years. It’s time to take advantage of our resources.
John Fetterman (D)
The Fetterman campaign chose not to respond.
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