Mid-Term Updates | Fetterman, Senate hopeful, receives a pacemaker
BRADDOCK, Pa. — Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the leading candidate in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate, receives a pacemaker after suffering a stroke last week.
His campaign said on Tuesday that Fetterman was “about to undergo a standard procedure” to get a pacemaker with a defibrillator. Campaign officials say the pacemaker will “protect her heart and treat the underlying cause of her stroke.”
Fetterman said his stroke was caused by atrial fibrillation, a potentially serious but treatable type of irregular heartbeat.
The stroke landed him in hospital in the final days of the campaign. The 52-year-old says he is expected to make a full recovery.
Fetterman faces three other candidates in the race for the Democratic nomination for the open Pennsylvania Senate seat. Republican Senator Pat Toomey is retiring.
Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Kentucky, Idaho and Oregon are holding primary elections on Tuesday. Former President Donald Trump put his approval record on the line in two key Republican primaries for open U.S. Senate seats in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Voters in three states — Pennsylvania, Idaho and Oregon — choose their gubernatorial candidates.
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