Aug 5, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Fetterman to hold first rally since stroke

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman speaks with guests at a rally in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., on April 16. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, via Getty Images

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the Democratic nominee for the state's U.S. Senate seat, will hold his first campaign rally since suffering a stroke in May.

The big picture: Fetterman made his first in-person appearance since the stroke at a fundraiser in Philadelphia in mid-July. He will hold his first campaign since the setback in Erie County, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 12, his campaign announced on Friday.

What he's saying: "Before the 2020 election, I said that if I could know one single fact about the results, I could tell you who was going to win Pennsylvania," Fetterman said in a press release. "Whoever wins Erie County will win Pennsylvania."

  • "Erie County is Pennsylvania’s most important bellwether county," he added. "I’ve visited Erie dozens and dozens of times in the past, and I am honored and proud to be returning to the campaign trail here."

Background: Erie County has swung both red and blue in recent years.

  • Former President Trump won the county in 2016, while President Biden carried it in 2020.
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