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Senate candidate Jon Fetterman returns to direct campaign

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File - Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman 2022 The Democratic candidate for the Pennsylvania Senate seat speaks in a video interview from her home in Braddock, Pennsylvania, July 20, 2019. Julian Routh/AP

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman will return to campaigning in person next week after recovering from a stroke in May. It's a schedule. The Democratic Senate candidate is scheduled to hold a rally next Friday in Erie, Pennsylvania.

The rally marked his first appearance at a major public campaign his event since his stroke occurred just before the state's primary election. Since then, apart from a series of in-person fundraising efforts he participated in last month, Fetterman has been engaging with voters primarily through social media and advertising while he is recovering.

County of Erie. is an important pioneer for Keystone State. President Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by just one point in 2016. In 2020, then-candidate Joe Biden returned to blue, again by just one point. In May, Fetterman received 23,200 votes in the Democratic primary, winning nearly 80% of the primaries. In the Republican primary, his opponent Dr. Mehmet Oz, who visited Erie on Wednesday, won his 7,500 votes, placing him second in the county. 

"Before the 2020 election, about the results, he said that if I could know one fact, it would tell me who would win Pennsylvania. The guy who did it will win Pennsylvania." Fetterman. "I have visited Erie dozens of times in the past and am honored and proud to be back on the campaign trail here."

  • Pennsylvania
  • United States Senate
  • Mehmet Oz
  • Election
  • Democrats
  • John Fetterman
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