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Former President Trump makes Pittsburgh pit stop for Mastriano, Oz

Trump stumps for Oz, Mastriano in Latrobe hours before Election Day
Trump stumps for Oz, Mastriano in Latrobe hours before Election Day 02:55

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - The majority of the people here, if not everybody, are outfitted in red, white, and blue.

The headliners tonight are the Republican candidate for Pennsylvania governor, Doug Mastriano, Republican Senate candidate, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and former President Donald Trump.

"Go Trump, 2024, baby," exclaimed Greensburg resident David Snyder.

The former president was expected to speak tonight around 7 p.m.

He's here in Latrobe, rallying support for Dr. Oz and Mastriano.

Although he didn't address or comment while passing reporters ahead of the event, supporters here said they want to hear these candidates address the economy, gas prices, and a return to law and order.

"We need to work toward the future of this country and not let it be destroyed anymore," said Greensburg's Sandy Snyder.

Dr. Oz is listed to speak right before former President Trump. The TV doctor is currently in a tight race with Lt. Governor John Fetterman.

One man we spoke to didn't mince words regarding who he feels is best suited for the U.S. Senate seat.

"If you watched the debate, that said it all. Fetterman is not fit for office, he's not," said Paul Hornyak, a Delmont, Pa. native.

The man you just heard referring to the first and only debate between Fetterman and Oz last month.

We requested interviews with both Dr. Oz and Doug Mastriano. We're told Mastriano is booked. We are still waiting to hear back from the Oz campaign.

In the final run-up to Election Day, the two Republican candidates hoping to lead and represent the state were hoping to get a boost from the former President.

"We're going to choose wisely on Tuesday and have a new day in Pa.," said gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano.

"The most important thing I believe in is you," Oz said.

"You must vote Republican in a big red wave," Trump said.

Thousands filled Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe to see former President Donald Trump give his support to Pennsylvania's top GOP candidates.

Mastriano and Oz took to the podium to focus on the economy, education, energy, and the border.

The candidates also touched on healthcare and women's rights but avoided the word abortion. They did however mention their opponents -- Lt. Governor John Fetterman, Attorney General Josh Shapiro, and the entire Democratic Party.

"Who the hell voted for these people?" Trump remarked.

The former President, speaking for the GOP candidates, was driving home his point that come Tuesday, how Pennsylvania votes could decide the Senate majority and potentially set the stage for 2024.

"In the very next short period of time, you're going to be so happy," said Trump.

Of course, polls open Tuesday and GOP candidates are hoping Donald Trump's support will give them a bump when the votes are counted Tuesday night.

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