A series highlighting the most damaging stances from this “chaotic” “free-for-all” primary

PENNSYLVANIA — In the lead up to the GOP Senate primary, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party is continuing our “Damaged Goods” series. Each day leading up to the primary, we’ll be highlighting a different example of how the GOP Senate candidates have  damaged each other during their “chaotic,” “free-for-all” intra-party fight.

Today’s issue: Raising taxes on the middle class

Pennsylvania’s GOP primary is not only the nastiest and most expensive in the country, but it has also been a race to appease the most MAGA factions of the Republican party. As a result, whichever candidate emerges from the primary will find themselves completely out of step with the general election voters who will decide this race. 

Both Connecticut hedge fund executive David McCormick and New Jersey daytime TV host Mehmet Oz would be a vote for a Republican agenda that would raise taxes on 35% of Pennsylvanians. The plan, which the Pennsylvania Capital Star called “uniformly terrible”, would hit poor families and seniors the hardest.

Both McCormick and Oz would vote for this agenda while supporting the Trump tax cuts, with McCormick going so far as to say they should be made permanent, which disproportionately benefit the wealthy (like themselves) and corporations while threatening programs like Medicare and Social Security.

This nasty, expensive, MAGA primary is ensuring that no matter who wins, they’ll be significantly damaged and completely out of step with the general electorate.