Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) is mocking Republican “Jersey Boys” Mehmet Oz and Doug Mastriano with a stinging new meme, accusing them of establishing camp in his state simply to attempt to snag a political place.

Fetterman, who’s operating in opposition to Republican Oz for the U.S. Senate, once more raised his repeated assault that Oz — and now Mastriano — are “carpet baggers” who know little concerning the Pennsylvanians they hope to signify.

His newest dig, a faux scene from the “Jersey Boys” musical posted on Twitter Thursday, was triggered by a report within the New Jersey Globe earlier this week that hard-right Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Mastriano has been registered to vote in New Jersey for 28 years. New Jersey election officers modified his standing to inactive simply final 12 months, famous the Globe.

Oz additionally lived and voted in New Jersey till 2021. He purchased a house in New Jersey in 2020 — although nonetheless maintains his Jersey mansion in Cliffside Park, together with other homes. The previous TV persona remains to be on New Jersey’s voter rolls and will legally vote in his “home state” in November if he selected to not vote in Pennsylvania, the Globe reported.

The newspaper referred to New Jersey as an “incubator” for Republican candidates in search of to win races out of state.

Fetterman additionally posted a video of a number of clips of Oz declaring his New Jersey residency up to now.

In considered one of his most profitable assaults underscoring the distinction between Oz and the everyday Pennsylvanian, Fetterman just lately railed at a video Oz made moaning concerning the high cost of “crudité” in a metropolis that prefers Philly cheesesteaks. As he shopped on the video, Oz additionally obtained the identify of the favored Pennsylvania grocery retailer Redner’s fallacious.

Fetterman was sidelined from the marketing campaign for 3 months as he recovered from a stoke in Could, simply earlier than the first. However he has performed a savvy web recreation, reaching fellow Pennsylvanians who apparently don’t admire out-of-staters honing in on their turf.

Fetterman has recruited high-profile New Jerseyites, notably musician-actor Steven Van Zandt and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi of the realty TV franchise “Jersey Shore,” in stealth political adverts. Polizzi pleaded with “Mehmet” to return house and Van Zandt urged Oz to get again to the place he belongs: New Jersey.

A Monmouth College poll released Wednesday discovered that Fetterman had a 9-point lead over Oz within the race to switch Republican Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey, who’s retiring.

A Monmouth poll released Friday discovered Democratic Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro main Mastriano by 18 factors amongst voters who mentioned they “undoubtedly” or “in all probability” have determined.

There was no fast response to the newest Fetterman assault from Oz or Mastriano.

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