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.”
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.”
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.