Posted 43 days ago
Pennsylvania U. S. Senate candidate and current Lt. Gov. John Fetterman said on May 15 that he suffered a stroke but is recovering in the hospital.
“I’m feeling much better, and the doctors tell me I didn’t suffer any cognitive damage. I’m well on my way to a full recovery,” the Democrat said in a statement. Fetterman, who is still hospitalized, said he intends to continue in the Senate race.
Pennsylvania’s Democratic primary election is on May 17 and some analysts and polls suggest Fetterman is favored to win. He’s facing U. S. Rep. Conor Lamb (D-Pa.) and state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta.
“I had a stroke that was caused by a clot from my heart being in an A-fib rhythm for too long,” Fetterman said in the statement, referring to atrial fibrillation. “Our campaign isn’t slowing down one bit, and we are still on track to win this primary on Tuesday, and flip this Senate seat in November.
“Doctors here were able to quickly and completely remove the clot, reversing the stroke, they got my heart under control as well.
“The doctors have assured me that I’ll be able to get back on the trail, but first I need to take a minute, get some rest, and recover. There’s so much at stake in this race, and I’m g... (Read more)