The 6’8” tattooed Mayor of Braddock spoke to MSNBC’s Chris Hayes this past Friday.
The segment began with Fetterman’s quote from his announcement speech, “I don’t look like a typical politician. I don’t even look like a typical person.”
When Hayes asked him why he wanted to run, Fetterman explained that “My entire career has been about my desire to confront inequality and disparity in all its forms.”
When confronted with the fact that Fetterman is an executive of a town of 3,000 people and he is running for a statewide legislative seat, Fetterman said that this transition is what makes him uniquely qualified.
“All of the issues we have dealt with in Braddock are the same issues we will face statewide. It is the same game in a bigger stadium.”
And just how does the small town Mayor intend on raising enough campaign funds for a Senate race during a presidential cycle?
Fetterman says he has been putting his fundraising from the past ten years directly back into the community, but he has already received hundreds of new donors since the announcement of his candidacy.
He concluded that the race should not be about raising the most money, but instead, “be a competition of ideas and whose story makes for the best candidate.”
Fetterman will be taking on former Chief of Staff to Gov. Wolf Katie McGinty and former Congressman Joe Sestak for the Democratic nomination. Incumbent GOP Senator Pat Toomey is also running for reelection.