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Fetterman’s Health Is Latest GOP Talking Point in Pennsylvania

  • Stroke raises stakes in only Pennsylvania US Senate debate
  • Fetterman using closed-captioning because of auditory issues
John Fetterman
John FettermanPhotographer: Nate Smallwood/Bloomberg
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John Fetterman’s recovery from a stroke is increasingly focusing attention on the Pennsylvania Democrat’s health, just over a week before his debate with surging Republican US Senate candidate Mehmet Oz.

The issue is further raising the stakes in the race after Fetterman’s almost double-digit edge has been halved since August. He built that lead despite being off the campaign trail after his stroke in May with a social media campaign trolling Oz, a celebrity physician who was struggling to recover from a bitter primary campaign.