Fetterman makes it official: He’ll run for US Senate in 2022

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s larger-than-life lieutenant governor, John Fetterman announced his run for U.S. Senate Monday morning.

His announcement comes after kicking off an exploratory fundraising campaign last month that raised over $1 million. The plainspoken 51-year-old Democrat may ultimately see competition for his party’s nomination in what could become the most competitive Senate race of 2022.

On the Republican side, a number of names are circulating, including former Trump administration figures.

Fetterman is by far the highest-profile name in Pennsylvania politics to show interest in running for the seat, which is opening with the departure of two-term Republican Sen. Pat Toomey.

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