December 5, 2022
Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, one of the most popular candidates in the state's Senate primary races, is leaving the hospital.

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, one of the most popular candidates in the state’s Senate primary races, is leaving the hospital.

Fetterman was released from the hospital more than a week after he suffered a stroke.

“I am feeling great, but per my doctor’s orders, and Gisele’s orders, I am going to continue to rest and recover. Later this week I will have a follow-up visit with my doctors at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital,” Fetterman said in a statement. “I am going to take the time I need now to rest and get to 100% so I can go full speed soon and flip this seat blue.”

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Fetterman, who has maintained a 30-point lead over his primary opponents, according to a RealClearPolitics average, revealed his sudden medical troubles in a statement on May 15, saying that he had gone to the hospital for a check-up after he began feeling ill. The 52-year-old lieutenant governor said that he “hadn’t been feeling well, but was so focused on the campaign that I ignored the signs and just kept going.”

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Fetterman, a progressive, faces his primary challenge from Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA), a 37-year-old who has campaigned as a moderate. Still, the race is not as close as on the Republican side, where more than $50 million has been spent on negative advertising alone. Should Fetterman win his primary, he will face off against the GOP nominee in a race that will help decide control of the Senate, which is currently split 50-50.

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