Fetterman Officially Enters Race for LG
Braddock Mayor John Fetterman officially jumped into the race to replace incumbent Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack. Fetterman announced his bid in a video released today on his Facebook and Twitter pages.
I’m running for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania because I believe that every community is worth fighting for. Here's my story: pic.twitter.com/kx5XmwK9Dd
— John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) November 14, 2017
Fetterman ran for U.S. Senate last year, styling his campaign after Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ Presidential campaign, even endorsing his campaign.
Fetterman’s run for Lieutenant Governor will continue his progressive and populist messaging from his Senate bid.
“The lieutenant governorship is largely a limited role, but at the end of the day I think it can be turned into a progressive bully pulpit,” Fetterman told the Incline.
Fetterman also told the Incline that his campaign is “independent of anything that Stack has done or is doing now.” Stack has been mostly quiet since it was revealed Governor Tom Wolf ordered the Office of Inspector General open an investigation into his treatment of staff and State Police officers.
Fetterman’s video opens with a voice over from President Trump discussing the loss of jobs in America at a speech in Monessen, then follows with Fetterman saying that small towns like Braddock have just been used “as props” by politicians running for office.
“Donald Trump hasn’t shown up since then, and he won’t because he never cared about places like this,” Fetterman says.
Fetterman joins Aryanna Berringer, and Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone in the race. State Representative Madeleine Dean (D-Montgomery) is also considering a run.