According to a statement released by Fetterman on Wednesday, “we are absolutely going to debate Dr. Oz, and it was always our purpose to do so.” “It has simply only ever been about addressing some of the lasting concerns of my stroke, the auditory processing,” he continued.
John Fetterman Will Run For Pennsylvanias Open Senate Seat
Pennsylvania Democratic Senate hopeful John Fetterman returned to the campaign trail on Friday, more than 90 days after he had a stroke that threatened his life and political prospects in one of the nation’s prime Senate fights.
For close to 11 minutes, Fetterman spoke haltingly to a crowd of several hundred voters crammed into a convention facility on the beaches of Lake Erie. The lieutenant governor, who is 52 years old, has been slowly increasing his public appearances, and this rally was his only one this month.
Fetterman, who remained standing during his speech, added, “Tonight for me, it’s about being appreciative — just grateful.” My life was in grave danger three months ago. And that, my friends, is the truth.
He believes he would not be alive today if he had suffered a stroke 20 minutes further from his home in rural Elk County.
He Wore his Typical Hooded Sweatshirt and Pants and Remarked, “Gisele Saved My Life.”
Democratic candidate John Fetterman raised an astounding $11 million in the second quarter. He’s on a marketing tear that’s made him a staple of Pennsylvania television. And he gets people’s attention with his caustic, off-color tweets and Facebook updates.
One of the most formidable American industries is lacking only one thing: This year’s candidates in the Senate election are the most important factor.
Since his stroke on May 13th, which led to the discovery that he had a major heart issue and required surgery to implant a pacemaker with a defibrillator, Fetterman, 52, has not returned to the campaign trail in any substantial fashion.
Current commercials were taped before the stroke. He hasn’t spoken to the media yet. When Fetterman, in his trademark sweatshirt and shorts, did make a campaign appearance, it was under highly restricted conditions, and the press was not given any notice.
Both parties have a lot to lose and a lot to gain in this general election. Although the Senate is evenly divided down the middle, the Democrats are able to use the tie-breaking vote of Vice President Harris to advance their agenda.
VP President Joe Biden issued a statement in which he expressed his party’s unwavering support for Fetterman. The vice president has spoken highly of Fetterman, saying that he “understands that working class families in Pennsylvania and across the country have been dealt out for far too long. It’s time to deal them back in, and electing John to the United States Senate would be a big step forward for Pennsylvania’s working people.”