Who is John Fetterman, the Pennsylvania lieutenant governor running for Senate?

Posted on AllSides May 3rd, 2022
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John Fetterman is the Democratic lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania vying to be the state’s U.S. senator.

Fetterman, 52, received national notice during his time as mayor of Braddock, a small Rust Belt town outside Pittsburgh. He ran unsuccessfully for Senate in 2016. But he’s the Democratic front-runner in the May 17 primary, leading his opponents in the polls and in campaign fund-raising by wide margins.

He’s known for an unconventional political style and demeanor, which he’s embraced to connect with more rural voters, who are increasingly disaffected from the Democratic...

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