“I am thrilled to endorse Mayor Fetterman for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. The Mayor is the type of Democrat our state and our party need right now,” Rendell said.
Rendell endorsed Fetterman Monday at an event in Philadelphia City Hall.
Rendell’s endorsement is not surprising, after remarks he made about Fetterman leading up to Fetterman’s entrance into the race. Rendell repeatedly spoke about Fetterman’s ability to win the seat, and to be a good Lieutenant Governor.
The endorsement will likely help Fetterman, who is from the western part of the state, make inroads into Philadelphia’s Democratic activists that he will need to win the election, especially with current Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack and fellow candidate state Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-Montgomery) both coming from the southeast.
Aryanna Berringer, Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone, and Lancaster County Commissioner Craig Lehman are also running for the seat.