The Pennsylvania Senate race is going to be a key one in determining who holds the majority in the US Senate.
The GOP nominee is still undecided and is heading to a recount.
The Democrats’ side is already decided. John Fetterman is going to be the nominee for the Democrats. There is only one problem – days before the election Fetterman had a stroke.
Democrats are now scrambling.
NEWS: Fetterman lack of health transparency has fellow PA Dems
-looking at state ballot-replacement law.
-Trying to get answers about his hospitalization
-"A lot of us Democratic Party types are very nervous about it" one PA official tells @NBCNews https://t.co/DOErMgmwcs
— Natasha Korecki (@natashakorecki) June 2, 2022
Pennsylvania Democratic Senate nominee John Fetterman does not have a timetable for returning to the campaign trail, sparking some worries in the party nearly three weeks after he suffered a stroke and surgeons implanted a pacemaker with a defibrillator to regulate his heartbeat.
Fetterman, the state’s lieutenant governor, has appeared publicly only in recorded video since the stroke. His wife is speaking to the media on his behalf. And the situation has prompted Democrats to refresh their knowledge of state ballot-replacement law — the deadline is in August — according to two party sources who said they don’t anticipate a candidate switch being necessary.
Still, some of Fetterman’s fellow Democrats say they are worried both about his health and what they describe as a lack of transparency from his team about just what happened when he was hospitalized last month.
So, the Democrats’ choice to run for U.S. Senate — in a must-win race for Democrat hopes to keep control of the upper chamber starting in 2023 — doesn’t have a plan to return to campaigning, has only appeared once via pre-taped video in three weeks, and his staff refuses to be fully transparent about what his prognosis is.
One “veteran Democratic strategist” in Pennsylvania who spoke to NBC News on the condition of anonymity said “people I’ve talked to — myself included — don’t know what to make of” the lack of information about Fetterman’s condition and questions about what Democrats could do to potentially switch candidates before November. “It’s not like Fetterman has close institutional allies, so Dems are calling around wanting to ask the question, but no clue where to get a sense of how serious it is,” the strategist added.
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