Barnette slams GOP rivals at closed event as spotlight on late-surging Pennsylvania Senate hopeful intensifies

Barnette slams GOP rivals at closed event as spotlight on late-surging Pennsylvania Senate hopeful intensifies

(CNN)Pennsylvania Senate candidate Kathy Barnette slammed her Republican primary rivals on Saturday as being overly fixated on her surging candidacy, according to audio of a speech obtained by CNN, while calling her leading opponents "two globalists" who were only pandering to conservatives to get elected. The comments came during an event in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with Barnette and Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano. Members of the media were barred from attending the event, but an event attendee offered a recording to CNN. This was not the first time either candidate barred journalists from events -- both have been consistently dodging reporters in the final days of their campaigns. In her speech Saturday, Barnette cast her two top opponents -- celebrity surgeon Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund manager Dave McCormick …
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