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Fetterman Reboots US Senate Campaign After Stroke-Induced Hiatus

  • Democrat reboots campaign in Pennsylvania swing county
  • Race between Fetterman, Oz could decide control of US Senate
John Fetterman arrives on stage during a campaign rally in Erie, Penn., on Aug. 12.

John Fetterman arrives on stage during a campaign rally in Erie, Penn., on Aug. 12.

Photographer: Justin Merriman/Bloomberg

Pennsylvania Democratic US Senate nominee John Fetterman returned to the campaign trail, seeking to reassure voters that he is healthy enough to battle Republican Mehmet Oz in a November race that will determine control of the upper chamber. 

Fetterman walked on stage Friday to a rousing applause from about 1,350 supporters, jam-packed in an Erie exhibition center as “Back in Black” by rock group AC/DC blared through speakers. The Pennsylvania lieutenant governor had been sidelined for three months after suffering a stroke in mid-May.