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Democrats’ Fetterman to Restart Senate Campaign Rallies After Stroke

  • Democrat repeatedly pushed back timeline to return to trail
  • Campaign against Mehmet Oz could decide control of Senate
John Fetterman 

John Fetterman 

Photographer: Michelle Gustafson/Bloomberg

Pennsylvania Democrat John Fetterman will return to the US Senate campaign trail next Friday with a rally in Erie, nearly three months after being sidelined by a stroke that resulted in pacemaker surgery and hampered his ability to speak.

Fetterman, the state’s 52-year-old lieutenant governor, suffered the stroke days before the May 17 primary. Since then, the campaign has repeatedly pushed back its timeline for Fetterman to resume actively campaigning, from early June to the end of July.