Lt. Gov. rallies supporters in Jackson Twp. as he campaigns for U.S. Senate seat
By: Paula Grubbs (Originally published in the Cranberry Eagle on February 14, 2022)
JACKSON TWP — More than 80 Democrats enthusiastically welcomed Lt. Gov. John Fetterman to a Jackson Township restaurant Saturday night, as the hulking, shorts and hoodie-clad candidate for U.S. Senate made his final stop in a five-county tour of northwestern Pennsylvania.
Fetterman mingled with those sipping beer or noshing on sandwiches before and after his candid remarks to the supportive crowd.
“He is the genuine article as far as being an every man, and I think we need more of that in our politics,” said Joe Barber, of Jefferson Township.
“I think he has our interests at heart and will be a fair representative,” said Sylvia Nagle, of Jefferson Township.
Chris Arnold, the Democratic precinct committeeman for Jackson Township, said he was interested in learning Fetterman’s take on Citizens United and the filibuster in Washington, D.C.
“We’ve had several meetings with him and feel he is well-grounded and quite intelligent and progressive,” Arnold said of the interaction he and his wife, Sue, had with Fetterman.
Fetterman said unlike some candidates, he is interested in traversing the countryside in Pennsylvania and learning the concerns of voters, even in Republican counties like the ones he visited Saturday.
“That is the core philosophy of this campaign,” Fetterman said. “Every county, every vote.”